goal: stitch for art and fun
This is some embroidery that I started in November. It's not following a pattern, and I don't have anything in mind for it other than that it is for me.
So often, I get caught up in the patterns that I'm stitching for my shop and projects specifically for the blog, and even for gifts. I forget to embroider for the sake of the art.
Last year, I was invited to create a self-portrait for a show, and I loved stitching it. It was purely for personal expression. (The piece was for sale, but I was so relieved that it got to come home to me!)
I don't want to stitch less for practical things, but I want to stitch more for art and just for fun. The "for fun" part means playing with embroidery more, even if I end up with a lot of scraps of nothing. Who knows? Maybe all of that nothing could work together to become a piece of art?
How about you? Is most of your creating (embroidery or otherwise) for yourself or for others?