16 Mar 601 – 1200 Minutes
This post is the second in a series about my 2020 100 Day Project called 6000 Minutes. In a nutshell, I am spending 60 minutes each Monday thru Friday for 100 Days working on projects and sharing the results. You can read more about my thoughts and how I came up with this project on the original post here. These blog posts are about the finished projects. For the daily in-progress posts, follow me on Instagram or Facebook.
The third week of 6000 Minutes had me thinking about the messiness and routine of creativity. I begin my workday each day with my second cup of tea. Second Cup is inspired by the idea of the rings my mug leaves behind. The horizontal line quilting represents the routine of daily creativity. It measures 20″ x 10″ and is mounted on canvas. Available here.
Days 13 and 14 saw me playing with those random circles of Second Cup. This one is called Spiraling. Mounted on canvas, 10″ x 10″. Available here.
Again, I returned to something I’d made before that I wanted to try again. This time some random vertical lines from last year’s 100 Day Project that reminded me of a fence. This was a three day project – those quilting lines took longer than anticipated. But this project is about process, not product, so it is all good! Fence finishes at 20″ x 10″ and is mounted on canvas. Available here.
I wasn’t sure where to go next so asked for some input. The lovely Carol, who often comments on my Facebook posts, suggested doorways and windows. So I took the measurements of an interior door in our house and adjusted to scale. I quilted a door shape, also to scale, and then echo quilted the rest of the piece around that. Doors is 20″ square and mounted on canvas. Available here.
Day 20 was Valentine’s Day. My husband and I do not usually celebrate. He buys me flowers off and on throughout the year. I must admit that I am not as good at buying him small gifts – he is one of those people who never seems to really want anything 🙂 Anyway, this Valentine’s Day, I made him a small tribute to our 37 years of Valentine’s Days together since we were married. It is about 5″ x 7″.
Karen SwannPosted at 12:52h, 09 July
I love Second Cup! It reflects all the cups of coffee I love to drink in the morning, but also the rings on the table that seem to pile up on one another as days go by. (All the time I have. . . can’t get around to cleaning them off 😉