Color is what has always drawn me to fabric. Luscious, rich, deep, bright, bold–every descriptive word that can be applied to color has a piece of fabric to match, and most likely there’s a piece in my stash! I’ve never been afraid to combine color and choosing fabrics for a quilt is a joyful experience for me. I don’t know if making pleasing color combos is an instinctive gift or if I have absorbed a lot of color information over the years, but playing with color in fabric, as well as paint, is fun. I even have a lecture I give called ‘Choosing Colors Fearlessly.’ However, in exploring information for that lecture, my personal stock of ‘what I thought I knew’ is starting to undergo a transformation. That stockpile is becoming ‘I don’t know nearly enough’ and I need to do some studying and learning!
I’m ready to re-write that speech, because I feel that my information is not complete enough. It’s accurate, it works, but there is so much more that I could be including. I didn’t do the best job giving this speech with a powerpoint presentation when I was in Des Moines—I do so very much better with actual quilts and samples. So I’m not really eager to re-do the powerpoint, but that exercise may help me clarify how I want to present my additional information. I’m scheduled to give this lecture several times next year and I want it to be good, not just adequate.
One more thing to work on…but I already have so much to do. Whine, whine, whine!!! The real question is how do I want to feel about the quality of my work when I am done giving that speech the next time? Most definitely NOT mediocre. I’m better than that and I want my work to reflect that, so I guess I gotta get to work on color theory and choosing color for quilts. Whine, complain, grumble………..stop it!
Get busy because there is no improvement without putting in the work.