It's a satisfying feeling to finish a project, and last week I finished TWO! A few weeks ago, I started this piece, based on a textile design by Charlies Rennie MacIntosh. It's quilted and then painted with lumiere paints. It was fun to do, but now that I've finished it, I have a bit of a "so what?" reaction to it? Exploring the process was more interesting to me than this finished piece. Oh well. It'll satisfy an assignment in my design workshop and I had fun, so what more can I ask?! Maybe it was the metallic paint effect, but I had a hard time photographying this piece. The tulips (where it looks silverish) are really a lavender/silver that is quite a pretty contrast against that peachy copper color. But I sure couldn't get that purple to show up in a picture. Maybe I'll have to do a bit of fixing with my beloved Neocolor crayons. I don't know what to call it, though.
I also finished my "shelter" piece for the Twelve by 12 challenge which will be revealed on October 1. As usual, it took me a long time to settle on an idea that inspired me, but I'm happy with the way my piece turned out. I can't wait to see what everyone else has done.
Now it's back to legal work for a bit -- I'm learning all about accident reconstruction issues to prepare deposition scripts for various witnesses and write some bit motions. I've already learned more about skid marks than I ever thought I'd know. And this one of the aspects of this work I like -- it's fun learning a bit about something. I never know what will be on my plate tomorrow. (Actually, I do...my next project has to do with standards for fabric flammability.) Variety keeps things interesting.
May your Monday be filled with a variety of fun things!