Stitched paper, embroidered scraps of cloth, hanging tags, sequins, pages, papers....so many surfaces and textures, lots of layering, ripping, rearranging. The past week in class, in Artist Book class. Some days I really don't know what to do with myself, what to work on next. I have so much temptation here. I want to stitch paper, I want to fill pages, I want to add bead and bells and sequins so they hang from the lower edge of pages.
All that and cloth too, cloth temptation, embroidery for ''studies in stitch'', a bag to plan, buttons to plan, surface design to plan. Gingham yes or no? Lace yes or no? Decisions decisions.....take this afternoon as an example. My chores are done and I don't have to cook today. (that's a huge plus all on its own) Do I cut some silk and sample for Studies in Stitch? Do I put more pages together? Neither of these things is ''pressing''. My Artist Book group is far from neglected and a lot of planning has already happened for the next stitch class...it's just a case of me deciding which I want to do more.
Having said all that, whatever I decide I can't show you so I also want....emphasis on want ...I also want to embroider something else which has me excited and which I can share with you. What to do? What to do when indecision and too much choice reigns? I'm off to put the kettle on.