It's no secret that I love rusting fabric, fibers, threads, paper, clothing and most anything that I can get my hands on.
I love the color, the texture and the serendipitous possibility of it all.
I've been selling rusted fabrics and fibers in my Etsy shop for several years now.
I have a stack of beautiful rusted papers that I need to add to the shop...just gotta do it.
I've had an idea for a book for a couple or three years now that involves a series of rusted elements that appear to flow through the pages.
(my friends will roll their eyes because they have heard this over and over)
I have all of the pages completed and in a nice little stack.
The cover materials are in the very same stack, waiting for the creation of a collage.
Just sitting there waiting on me,
Staring at me, taunting me (in a challenging way) every time that I walk into my studio.
Why have I waited to start (or finish) this project that I (so obviously) want to create?
I think (part of) it could be that I fear my romanticized idea of the book will not match the book that I actually create.
The book is so beautiful in my mind but I may not be able to match it in reality.
Do you ever feel that way?
I think that a lot of artists do.
And I feel that the answer to that fear is to get into the studio and create.
And keep creating and making until I am satisfied with the end result.
With that in mind, I did begin the cover this past week.
Of course it is taking on a life of its own...
A lot of "what if I do this?" "Or what about that?"
or "Hey, wouldn't this be great!?"
Most importantly, I have started.
What do you have in your studio or your life that you want to create (or do) (or see)?
If there a project that pulls at you, then you need to focus your attention on it, allow it to come to fruition.
And I think that right now is a great time to do just that.