i *can* “just can’t do it”

09 Aug

SIGH. Well, chalk it up to “know your limitations”, whether they’re skill set or interest.

I’m sure you’re all tired–hell, I’M tired, of all the blah blah about the end of res exhibit. *Nothing* i’ve pulled has really got the crank turned, even with the possibility of using the recent naturally dyed threads. And since we’re now down to 18 days until the show is hung, well, whatever……………..

SO, instead of beating myself up, and worrying about what i might Finish (in 18 days??? yeah, right…) , i’m going back to this:

Started last year, however much i get done on her will be my goal, and that’s good enough. She may have to be hung “creatively”!

Her body is almost done, though who knows what else may happen on those large alabaster thighs 🙂 ?

I’m going to be doing her wings similarly to what i did on “Strange Soul Take Flight” (left), and “The Weight She Carries” (right), but not so slavishly that i’d be repeating myself.

Yeah, yeah, what will be, will be.


6 responses to “i *can* “just can’t do it”

  1. jschubertdesigns

    August 9, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I think that’s a very mature/rational approach to the deadline.
    She’s already a lovely piece, and a good jumping off place for something that can be completed in the time you have left.

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    • arlee

      August 9, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Julie! I’m *finally* at a point where i’ve realized i’m only human 🙂 We too often put SO much pressure on ourselves!


  2. late start studio

    August 9, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    She could well be deliberately incomplete . . . I am. Perfection often sought but I think is probably overrated. A beautiful beginning as this, is is so much better.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ginny Huber

    August 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I’m liking what Julie wrote above and also late start studio… will be following along…can relate to this process..

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  4. Elizabeth Ingraham

    August 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I love her already. “But better an imperfect dome in Florence than cathedrals in the clouds.” Leon Battista Alberti.


  5. Elizabeth Ingraham

    August 11, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Plus, your process this residency was clearly the important thing. Not an immediate product.



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