Friday, 23 September 2011

Shadows on the Wall

Well, I am a bit pleased with myself.  Not only have I just completed a stitched textile piece of work, I have completed it to deadline as my first entry to the International Quilt Challenge, with ten hours to spare.  I overcame my self-doubt and trepidation and actually did some stitched art.....

The first theme which challenged us was "Light and Shadow," and I was pursuing to separate ideas until I was struck by a beautiful photograph on a blog I follow, which completely fascinated me.  I loved the shapes of the leaves reflected by low sunlight onto a garden wall, but even more was intrigued by the way that the texture of the wall was variably visible through the shadows.  It had to be that one, and my other thoughts fell by the wayside.

I am pleased with the finished work, and enthralled by the incredibly beautiful and interesting variations being posted to the challenge blog as the big reveal happens.  I wonder what the next challenge will be?

I am very good at sabotaging myself and my creativity with self-doubt and paralysing anxiety, but it feels so good to have risen to the challenge and made something in cloth - it's been too long.

I am having hip surgery on Monday week, and the convalescence from that will probably provide ample opportunity for thinking about how to interpret the next subject.  I hope I can make an earlier start next time around and finish with more time to spare!


Gill said...

Bravo Sue. Self sabotage is such a pain, isn't it?

nickerjac said...

That is so beautiful

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your surgery Sue xx Well done on finishing the challenge too. It's useful to have something small to intrigue and direct you, and make you do things - or I think so anyway!! Looking forward to seeing what the next challenge is. I think Marion is going with the alphabetical thing, so you have a while to think of a new challenge for all of us!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Well done on beating the challenge deadline.
Wishing you a speedy recovery from your hip surgery; maybe, one fine day we will meet up again! take care
Sheila Knight

Angela said...

Hope the surgery goes well. So happy to see you stitching :)

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

thank you my dear for your lovely message!!!!

hugs health and love for you!!!