I’ve decided to take a July–seventh month sabbath from the Take It Further Challenge. I was behind checking the assignment this month and I’ve had absolutely zero inspiration with respect to either the color palette or the theme.
I guess I shouldn’t say zero, because I read something last week that gave me some ideas and I was going to go back to it, but I have searched in vain and cannot find it, nor can I remember what it said.
I tried doing some doodling/sketching to try to get some ideas flowing but just couldn’t come up with anything reflective of “Halfway Mark”. I’ve even checked to see what other people are doing, although I usually wait until I have at least a start so as not to be influenced. But not too many people have posted any results so far.
I have come to the conclusion that my halfway mark is a sabbath month–a time to rest (or cease/stop as the Hebrew means) from TIF projects.
I did get one doodle that I like and think has potential, although not for July TIF.
I’m sure I was influenced by the Knock-Out roses that are blossoming so profusely alongside my screened-in porch as I was sitting there watching and enjoying some much-needed rain on Wednesday evening.
Fortunately I took these pictures on Wednesday morning before the rain battered the blossoms. A ruby-throated hummingbird thought they looked pretty good, too, and flew over just long enough for Mishka to see it and scare it off from behind the screen.
I think this doodle could be a nice monoprint with embroidery embellishment.
I’m going to keep working on getting my workroom in order so that by the time August rolls around I may be more prepared for the next TIF project.