Newton’s First Law of Motion states that “a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it.” Kathie’s corollary is that a body (or mind) on vacation remains on vacation unless an outside force acts on it. Certainly true in my case. For weeks after vacation I found every excuse to stay out of the studio. And whenever I found myself there I was distracted by any small thing. And this was not making me happy.
It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything to do. I had plenty of pieces that had been left up on the design wall in various stages. Maybe I had too many. So I made a list, prioritized the list and got to work.
First up a photo interpretation for the Northern Michigan Textile Artists. Our next exhibition will be themed to local foods, in the broadest sense. Some of us decided to interpret a photo I took at a farm stand.
I had been fussing with it on and off for a few weeks. The background squares were from my Focus on Fiber stash. But once I got going the second part of Newton’s law “a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.” kicked in. I finished four pieces, including one entirely new piece in 5 days. And I’ve started another large piece. It feels so good to be working again. I’m so happy right now.