Sunday, August 19, 2012

this is why I started blogging in 2005

It was a place I could look at all the permutations of pieces I was working on, in one place - at the same time instead of in sequence.  So I'm going back to my roots with this post and it has already helped me make up my mind - or at least eliminate two of the versions from consideration.

 Are you sick of looking at these yet?  I am.  So I am going to read for the rest of this evening - or at least till the salted caramel ice cream mixture is cold enough to put into the ice cream maker. What else is new?  Check out Nina-Marie's blog, where I'm putting a link to this post on Off the Wall Friday!

15 comments:

Janelle said...

That ice cream sounds really good. I love the way these look.

Eva said...

Got stuck a bit? Me, too -- I'm dwelling on repetitions. Later, you might love them yet. It was so hot yesterday, and even during the night. Tropical!

HollyM said...

I agree, it really does help to put things up on the computer, let them gel, and come back to it.
I'm not tired of looking at it. I do the same thing. It's fun to watch the process too.
You'll work it out better than I can, but I will say that I like the section with the narrow strips running vertically ion the right in the first version and the left in the second version when you've shifted them to the inside in the third and fourth version.
You'll be inspired when you come back to it with a fresh eye.as you say in your book, this is the slow part in your process. I've experimented a bit and have found it could be agonizing if I try to hard.

Nina-Marie said...

I can't believe they haven't come up with a way that you can share your icecream as well as your art through blogging - geesh!! That said - I agree that I like to see the trials and tribulations of a art in creation. I like to have a record of my own and I like to see others. It helps me feel like we're all in it together and that art doesn't just magically appear.

sheila 77 said...

I think the reason you can't decide is because each of the four is as good as the other three. Thanks for sharing your process.

Judy said...

All of the above comments are so true! I loved Nina-Marie's, about sharing your ice cream on the blog too! And yes, your collections are beautiful...all of them. It does help to see them on the screen!

xo

Unknown said...

OK the jury is in...you must share the ice cream recipe!! We will be in a better mood to talk about quilts with ice cream in our bellies!!

Liz Plummer said...

Interestingly, I liked one better than the others when I read your blog post on my tablet but the others better when I looked at it on my laptop just now....

Linda Hicks said...

Your work always look good. So does that tart and tangy frozen mango Kefir by Lifeway we discovered a few weeks ago!

Cheryl Rezendes said...

Wonderful to watch the progression. Can't wait to see what you decide.

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Silvia "OrkaLoca" Dell'Aere said...

I like them all but my favourite is the last one.
Icecream? mmm such a good idea!

Kit Lang said...

now I want ice cream for breakfast. That's okay, isn't it? ;)

pcoxdesign said...

I love how colorful these are. I am finding myself drawn to a more vivid color palette! Good luck with your choice!

Janice PD said...

Love the balance in the third one. Great colors!

Sylvia said...

I like the first one.

I also think you should share the ice cream recipe! I haven't made it in years and thought I should try making some again.