In working with the Artist’s Way, one of the things we focus on is baby steps. I am finding that my baby steps are much smaller than I assume they “should” be. As a friend reminds me, “shoulds” are poison.
It’s frustrating, though, that there are so many relative to sewing. Putting that aside is difficult. I went to an amazing fabric store with a friend, the Textile Discount Outlet. It’s overwhelming and fun at the same time. They have a whole wall of fabric that’s under $4 a yard, where I found a lovely, satiny black fabric with blue detailing that looks Asian.
Here’s a detail of the images on the fabric. Trees and structures are all over it. I’d like to make a long vest or jacket with it, so that it can take advantage of the flow of the fabric.
Here’s the reverse; I like it just as much as the other side.
I find it interesting how my inner Critic wants to fight with my decision, though. I look at the fabric and doubts surface. I can see that it’s my Critic and not something realistic, but it’s painful regardless.
What do you do to conquer your own Critic?