Monday, November 3, 2008

Mr Buck (hit a brick wall)


I did not drop off the face of the earth! I have had something strange happen to me. I believe its called Beaders Block? I have heard of people having trouble working on certain pieces. I myself, have never had that happen...until now! I just do not know where i am going with this page. It seems like in my head, I know exactly what I want to do, what I want it to look like. Then comes the hard part, actually doing it and being happy with the results. The other night I had a vision pop into my head about doing something in the background that would look like crops in the field. What I ended up with, looks like a road with a strip of grass down the middle. So I stopped, put it away hoping it would look better today. NOPE! Maybe its because I have done so little of it and need to keep going with it. I just don't know. What pointers do any of you have about how you get yourself motivated when you hit the brick wall? Do you think it will look like crops if I keep going? Should I just tear it out and start over? HELP!!!!

PS. Maddux is doing pretty well. Not eating the best yet, but drinking and having little spurts of energy here and there! He made it throught this bout, lets hope its a long time before another fever hits. I dont think he could take much more after the severity of this episode. Thanks for all your care and concern.

5 comments:

runningonink said...

I was hoping you and the rest of the gang where doing ok. Had been missing your post!

Well when I hit a block I just paint backgrounds and look at others blogs or magazines to get me unblocked! Not sure that will help you!

I think it will look like crops if you keep going! I am so loving the colors! xoxox

Jacquie said...

I suspect a lot of your creativity has gone to helping little Maddux, but in any case like runningonink stated, I like to flip through my collage magazines, go to an art store, museum etc..that usually helps with the creative flow. You have done such nice work with Mr. Buck I would hate to see you tear it out...he already has a history now having been with you through some tough times right? Maybe a little maddux in the background?? Just throwing out creativity thoughts to you...

Carol said...

OMGOSH Tracy, I laughed out loud when I read the title to this post!! I think you and I could have a good time together!

I don't know how this piece looks in your mind...but I know that this is a learning experience. The piece looks really great, and I wouldn't lie to you. I would say that you will probably get some advise from people that know stitches, unfortunately I don't know too many yet. But one thing I did was to buy Robins latest book and I am telling you it will be one of the best investments I could have made. She gives you techniques that teach you how to make landscape come alive amoung other things.

Your Buck is in the forground, really standing out and commanding attention. If that's what you wanted, you got it really well. And the trees look great. The page is impressive!

Lynn said...

(Glad to Hear about Maddey - I'm sure he will continue to improve) I like the crops and I think if you continue the same pattern toward Mr. Buck and past his shoulder (as if he is standing in front of it), it would really look like a field. I think you are being to critical - it looks great! Maybe try working on the sky for a change and leave the trees alone for a bit, might spark something.

freebird said...

Lynn gave the same advice I was going to. Keep on going to the right and you'll be fine. Field end up more as big squares and this one is just a strip yet. Keep on going so you see fields beyone his shoulder and it will have that square shape we are used to. Won't even have to rip anything out. It's looking good.