Earth Stories, scrapped. Paula Kovarik, 2013
Spent yesterday deciding to scrap about 8 weeks of work on a piece devoted to the SAQA exhibition, Earth Stories. Angst, terror, relief, joy, and trepidation pushed me toward the decision. How could I possibly give up? Why spend so much time on something that is not working? Am I overthinking? Where is the piece taking me? Why do I feel like I am swimming up stream on it? Maybe if I spend a few more hours working on it I can salvage it?
It was clear as day that I was making it worse. So happily, and with a sense of relief, I put down the seam ripper, wadded it up and threw it on the "Let's Make Some Pillows" pile. Because once you cut up a piece into 12" squares and put some extra padding behind it, anything looks good.
Now looking forward to the real solution. A more ordered and thoughtful composition that speaks to my original intention.