Sometimes you just have to throw in the towel and turn your attention to something new!
The saga of this fabric picture pretty much parallels a situation I've been dealing with in my life and I now know it's time to back off and leave well enough alone.
"The Saddest Rose" by Judy H.
I was frustrated with someone I care about who will not accept help, although it is sorely needed.
(This is a person I've never mentioned here and who does not read my blog.)
In my frustration, I went to my fabric painting studio, aka my laundry room, and freely painted a "doodle" of a rose. I used Pebeo transparent fabric paint with water, looking for a "watercolor" effect. The watery paint created blurred edges as the color seeped into the absorbent fabric. I then ironed the fabric to set the color and outlined the shapes with a black fabric pen. I fused the piece to a thin craft batting and went over the black outlines with black machine stitching. The background needed something, so I used the black pen to make a dotted design. I then added more paint and the result was pretty bright, so I toned down the color when editing the photo on my computer. All of this work took place over several days. I am totally ugged (I just made up that word!) with the finished result and it will find its way to the bottom of a pile somewhere!
I know I can't give up on people, but I'm finding out that, as with creative work, sometimes my efforts and persistent nudgings are just not helpful. The caring can continue, but I have to step back and accept that I can't control everything and everybody.
And so it goes...!
Thanks for reading. I'll be back on a brighter note tomorrow!