If this blog has any purpose, it is to remind me of where I am supposed to be focusing my energies. Ha!
|Her Majesty's Glove designed by Nostalgic Needle|
One of my goals for 2013 was to focus my energies on embroidery.
I fell into an apathetic hole from the end of 2011 until October of 2012 and barely picked up a needle, unless forced to for commissions and such.
Granted 2012 was the "Year of the Wedding" which was all-consuming and incredibly stressful.
|ABC123 by Annie Beez Folk Art new design|
But who am I kidding.
When it comes to the arts, my heart is FICKLE!
I have lamented this fact many times over the years on this very blog!
ANY type of art can turn my head and then I am running after it with the reckless abandon of a co-ed in the springtime!
|Bluebells free design by Laura J. Perin|
In my defense(and I cling to this pathetically) I have just published 2 cross stitch designs, one of which is the last chart in a series which has only taken me 2 years to release!(my extreme apologies to those who have been stitching this series!)
And I am writing an article for Prims magazine that will accompany an oil painted doll they will be featuring. So not a complete slacker!
|3 dimensional bird design in surface embroidery by Annie Beez Folk Art|
But, even though my focus is embroidery, I now have no less than 7 embroidery projects in the works. These are projects out on my work desk or set up in various frames in my studio.
|Beetle and Berry Stumpwork Embroidery by The Floss Box|
This does not include WIPs or UFOs, obviously!
Only 1 is cross stitch.
At least the rest are embroidery,
(even though I can hear my watercolors calling me and I am pretending not to hear!)
So I am boldly calling this Focused Fickleness!
And I am keeping the faith that, as Mrs. Haynes(my daughter) said, God made you this way for a reason. So the reason must be that all of this exploring adds to my development as an artist, right?
That sounds good, I'm going with it!
|I'm not a 1 book at a time reader either!|
Do any of you have trouble seeing a project through to the end?
Or are you one of those 1 project at a time stitchers?
(I envy you!)