Sunday, June 29, 2008

I have a friend who says I need to pick something and become a master of it. That`s what the really big artists do and are then known for doing that, whether it be dolls, pottery, painting, whatever. That makes sense to my mind and I see the logic of that thinking, but I can`t seem to be someone who can do just one thing. I change from medium to medium ,one piece after another. I just did the altered art and now when I wanted to paint an early portrait right after that. I`ve tried to be another way, but I have accepted this is the way it`s going to be. If I try to say how it`s going to be, such as I`m going to be a painter, I`ll sit there looking at an empty canvas. I can`t tell "it" what to do. It leads me and I stay open and listen and do and keep my mind quiet from any possible negative reactions. That is what I am practicing right now, just make something and try to keep the critic from ruining the experience by ignoring it.

I tried rug hooking, I like it very much.

I tried watercolors , great fun!

Needlepunch or needle punch , love doing it.

I`m trying my hand at penny rugs too. Haven`t finished this yet. Colors are not as bright as shown in the photo.

For now I seem to be a jack of all trades and a master of none and I`ll have to accept it until I find that, one day something will be "it" for me. I`ll accept my flip flopping :-) Melanee


Lana said...

Melanee, my dad was a jack of all trades, and he pretty well mastered anything he tried. I think some of us just have it in us to experience so many things, while some are happy and satisfied with a focus. Do what makes you happy ~ whether it be one or hundred things ~ and everything else will fall into place.

Rosemary said...

Mel,it looks to me that you've mastered about anything you've tried! Don't worry about what other people think, be happy :) Rosemary

Rag-a-Muffin Collectibles said...

Beautiful penny rug, Mel! Don't forget to show us when you're done. And I LOVE your new blog format.

bigstarbig said...

Is the bird pattern available? it is great and I would like to hook it. Lin B.