Wednesday, January 09, 2008

More New Tapestry Paintings!

Here is the next set of Tapestry style paintings:



Daisy Tapestry
By
Amy E. Fraser
12” x 12” Acrylic Painting on 140#, Acid Free, Archival Watercolor Paper.



Snowflake Tapestry
By
Amy E. Fraser
12” x 12” Acrylic Painting on 140#, Acid Free, Archival Watercolor Paper.



Sunflower Tapestry
By
Amy E. Fraser
12” x 12” Acrylic Painting on 140#, Acid Free, Archival Watercolor Paper.

While I like these new Tapestry paintings better then the first three, I know in my heart of hearts that they still aren’t *IT*. I feel as though I didn’t get the message the muse was attempting to convey by leading me in the TAPESTRY direction. I think it’s in my brain somewhere, but the gears are locked. I can feel them grinding to break free but time is running out. There is no more room for experimentation and exploration in the Tapestry direction. There are only 7 days left to paint and Caden has come down with Croup! Panic has set in. Now what? The muse continues to taunt me, reminding me (too late) that “Exalted Beauty: Madeleine” SOLD at the last N.A.W.A. exhibition. Damn it! I forgot the Cardinal Rule; submit work according to the venue, not whim. Argh! This is way more then second guessing myself. I can not allow myself to submit the new Tapestry paintings because they just don’t feel right! I feel as though my muse is laughing at me. Perhaps she is amused by my demise? Maybe that isn’t the case. Conceivably I was led down this path because she believes I work best under pressure? So while I am unbelievably frustrated by her, I still trust her (somewhat begrudgingly). In typical Amy fashion, with the deadline only days away (and a sick child to attend to), I decided to start a completely new painting series. That makes perfect sense! Uh, yeah, not really. But I came up with a fallback plan just in case I can’t actually accomplish super human feats (tell you about it later). With that resolved, I was free to let go and allow the muse to take possession (that’s what I’m assuming happens when I *lose time* creating). Strangely, what’s evolving could probably be described as an Exalted Beauty Medallion Advertising Campaign… er, What? Yeah, I REALLY don’t know! Stay tuned, I’m not sure what these new paintings will turn out like, but I hope to be sharing them with you very soon! Wish me luck!

2 comments:

Gal Lori said...

Amy, I think we're walking the same path right now. I only have a few weeks until the major Tucson bead show I'm in and I spent yesterday working on new designs that consumed my thoughts. (all because of you). :)

Your new tapestries are stunning!! Even if they are not where you would want them to be, remember, others don't have that inner yearning of expression...we just love what we see.

I say, do your best to get where you want to be and submit proudly what you have.

Maybe the tapestries that are in your head aren't meant to be submitted right now. Maybe they are holding themselves back for a later date when you can give them them proper attention.

Ok. Enough from me. :) I LOVE them.

Julie Walters said...

They are wonderful. I love them. I was thinking about trying out some tapestry and they have truly inspired me. I know that we don't always portray what we set out to. But in my mind that is part of our journey.
Julie x