I would love to show you my finished piece. . . but . . . .alas this one got the better part of me. BUT it has been a great learning experience.
After much research, I decided that I didn't want to recreate one of the masters work but to come up with one of my own. I started with a photo of the door of Monet's house in France. From there I did a sketch and picked out the fabrics.
Great start right?
And there my progressed stalled. I spent three weeks fiddling with my piece - a little here and there. Never getting vested in any of the trials. It got the point where it seemed like a chore to even work on it. sighhhhhhhh - this is NOT the norm.
Last week, I came up with new idea which I want to play with. Still, I'm not quite over the frustration this piece has caused me over the last month. So for now, I'll let this one bake on my wall while I tackle something else. This piece definitely has potential. I'm just not in the mood to coax it out yet!!
You can see my whole journey here - but let me tell you - its not pretty! Actually, its not a bad idea to show the world that art is not easy, nor does it appear like magic. While researching Monet's work several of his most famous pieces were done over YEARS, I'm sure with several false starts and reworks.
So if its good enough for Monet, I guess its good enough for me!!
I encourage you to blog hop over to the other participants today! Thanks to Alida for hosting! And please any hoppers who want to join in on our blog link up - Off the Wall Friday - please feel free to do so. We're here every Friday, rain or shine or masterpiece mess!
Other blog hop spots can be found at. . .
- Carol (http://www.quiltedfabricart.com/)
- Jennifer (http://www.inquiringquilter.com)
- Joan (http://www.moosestashquilting.blogspot.com/)
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