A huge thank you to all of you who responded to yesterday's blog. You were understanding, supportive, and encouraging. Wow! You gave me the courage to start acting on my decision.
I started a new painting, but I haven't had time to take a picture. It's a painting which based on a photograph which evokes strong memories for me, but a painting which I hope will allow a viewer to supply their own memory/story/interpretation. As I was working on it, I realized that it will be easier - perhaps - to take this new direction in painting than in quilting. But even there I made some inroads today.
While I have patterns that I am committed to make, I can change patterns even if only in very simple, superficial ways. Today's alteration? I bisected a rectangle of fabric (color A) with a sinuous curved line, took another fabric (color B) and cut the same line, then sewed the two edges together creating rectangle AB. Finally I added another piece of A to the rectangle. Basically it looks like a rectangle of A with a slender curving river of B meandering through it. [Wait. Did I just write a math problem - rectangle AB???]
Doing both painting and sewing made me very happy. Thank you!