Writing my last post made me realize that yes indeed, I was unhappy with the center of my Red & Black Scrappy Rug. It had been bothering me for days but when I took the photo for my last post I realized it just "didn't sit right" for me and I wanted to change it.
So, I did. I went into the studio today and ripped out most of the center and rehooked the entire thing. Much better!
It may or may not be significant to a reader, visually, but it has made a big difference to me. I'm happy also with what I am learning from doing this scrappy rug.
While it's still not perfect, I'm not looking for perfect. I'm just looking for a visual that makes me comfortable. If I had left this the way it was, I would always have bothered me. So I am feeling a big "Ahhhhhhhhh!" this afternoon.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society