31 March 2011

Eye on the prize?

Is there ever really a remedy for lack of motivation when every morning begins grey, rainy, cool and there is no one but yourself with any expectations from you for the day? Well, a long phone call with a good friend helps. Especially when that friend is a great source of grounding, and has never been accused of mincing her words. And when it comes down to keeping you on track and on task, she is that motivation, let me tell you! So, what had the potential of being yet another disappointingly unproductive day turned into something slightly more. Not to say I was little miss busy body or anything, but I did manage to take a few steps forward on a couple of different projects that have been in the works.

Just yesterday I finished piecing a quilt top from an original design I've been calling Dorm Room Cots. The photo of the actual quilt top can be found here.

I actually have this planned out in two different color ways, and as soon as the southwest version was finished, I jumped right in on the more subdued black/grey/green version.

However, there have been so many other projects floating around in my head and in my sketchbook that I felt compelled to move this one aside for the time being and break ground on a commission. So began work on a couple of different sets of place mats, testing out new designs to me (nothing earth-shattering, just different than my usual). When I get something worthy of sending along to the customer, I will go ahead and post photos, but not just yet.

And now the meteorologist says it's supposed to be a nice, warm day tomorrow, so perhaps the projects for tomorrow will take me out into the sunshine?? Wishful thinking??

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