Ever get into an artistic slump? It happens to all of us, I know. Lately, I've had relatively short time periods when I really felt like working and could concentrate on it steadily. More of the time I am easily distracted and keep wandering away from it.
And I know well enough not to try to force it, but it's still frustrating. I've completed and posted some things on Society 6 relatively recently, so at least there's been some output.
One thing is a portrait of a squirrel that visits us pretty frequently.
Who could resist that little squirrelly face?! She comes around and drives the dog crazy by hopping on the window air conditioners and looking in at us, chattering the whole time. You can't tell from this angle, but she's also missing one of her front legs. I like her for that alone - it shows she's one tough squirrel! I really enjoy working on the brown paper, too. I think the drawings on it would look great as laptop skins - I'd love to see one in real life eventually.
Part of not forcing it is just putting my creative energies into other projects. So one of the things I've been working on is a pair of gloves for Morgan.
They're double-knit with the fuzzy gray yarn on the inside for warmth. I really love the patterning on the outer yarn, and I'm excited to see them finished and being worn. I'm working on the main part of the second glove now, and then I'll go back and do the fingers on both of them at the end. It's a race between my knitting and the weather at the moment - I expect the weather to win, just because Colorado weather is nothing if not full of extremes.