What to say about this piece!
Only, in my mind, echoes the refrain from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock “That is not what I meant at all; /That is not it, at all.”
My idea, this week, was to have a landscape of neutral fabric with a single orange balloon floating in the sky – a little, everyday per ardua ad asta sort of thing. Unfortunately, I have more than I like to admit in common with Mr Prufrock. Not the thinning hair or the anguishing about picking up women (just to set the record straight!) but the dithering and inaction and overly thinking about what I’m going to do, rather than just getting on with it. But, mindful of this Ted Talk on genius by Elizabeth Gilbert which I blogged about here, I plunged in.
And the result was just horrible!
I completely mis-judged the scale and my little piece was totally dominated by the hills and houses which should have been background. So I decided to go with the flow and add a bit of detail to them. I still thought a touch of orange would be nice but, rather than a little balloon, dwarfed by the landscape, I settled for the sun and a little orange stitching.