I have added a *lemon* label for my blog. I could do a *lemon of the month.*
In fact I loved the skyline above the skyline. So I appliqued it down. And I used a bleach pen to create subtle little windows in the buildings.
Then things changed. I began to see the problems but I continued. After all, I was still a little in love. And painting is quite exhilarating. Oh, that shiny, shiny gold and that silver! I wanted more, more, more.
The quilting was terrific fun and the quilterly effects were vaguely pleasing. Also nearly invisible.
Eventually I admitted that something was off.
|interesting in a dark way|
I liked the back better than the front.
I photographed it and printed lots of pictures to cut and re-arrange. I added a large old-fashioned Texas wind mill. And removed it. I put it aside.
- I drew in my sketchbook.
- I made a jacket from a pattern that I love.
- I made and ate brownies.
- a purse with a covered snap
- a new glasses case
- a case for my rotary cutter
- a case for my shears
- a phone case to wear around my neck *
- and finally a piece I like:
33 x 23 quilts on a quilt
I learned some things about my preferences for color, balance, simplicity and composition. And though learning is fun, here's hoping I can stay away from lemons, at least for a little while.