But of course, she wasn't. Limiting a palette for a piece makes your life easier and your piece stronger. That's a lesson that has come back into play with this lily piece. Its still odd for me doing this piece - planning as I go. Normally the palette would have been chosen wayyyyy earlier - the fabrics laid out - threads pulled. I like the structure of working that way - plus with those decisions made it just makes the process go faster. This week - it was pointed out to me why. I mean every time I went to make a color choice - I would start looking at all the colors in my
Finally - the light bulb went off and Elizabeth's words came back to mind. I pinched one of Tessa's notecards to write myself a note:
Do you think that is plain enough for me?? I pinned it up to my board to remind myself to stop reaching for colors that are NOT on that card. They are a lot like french fries right now. Even though I love them, crave them, reach for them - they are not good for me. Sighhhhhhhh
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