Work-at-home ethics, part 2

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I was talking to DD#1 about the idea of artists doing “push-ups.” That’s the way I think of the process of exploring an idea without expecting to create a masterpiece. It is a relaxed approach. It’s low risk. I don’t worry about failure. I just try to enjoy the process. I try to keep my brain engaged while I work, and I try to think of other variations that could be pursued.

So, this is push-up number one. Maybe I’ll do a series of push-ups. I’m using this piece to play with the idea of gradations and value changes. I wanted to see how the block looked as the contrast between the figure and the background decreased. I was also interested in seeing how the impact changed as the weight of line increased.

I’ve also been making progress in my pursuit of learning good work-at-home ethics. I didn’t quite finish this quilt top like I wanted, but I got a significant amount done. More importantly, the process has given me ideas for a couple more experiments that I might try next.

Here’s my progress report since I last posted.

Last Thursday after I posted, I worked all the way through Tangled and most of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. By then it was time to make dinner and go to Bible study.

Friday is the only day that I do not have any other obligations, at least most of the time. Anyway, last Friday, I worked through Robots, Brave, Little Mermaid, and Cinderella. I was pretty proud of myself for staying on task!

I had some time on Saturday, and I sewed almost all the way through How to Train Your Dragon before I had to quit.

Sunday, of course, was Father’s Day. The son-in-laws grilled out for sweet hubby, plus they made him a lemon meringue pie. I think they’re trying to get on his good side!

This week looks promising! Mondays my husband and I are pretty tied up with a food ministry for our church, but tomorrow and Wednesday are looking pretty good for nearly uninterrupted work, work, work … or, maybe it is better to think of it as play, play, play!

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