Sometimes when we’re tired we cheat on stitching or make mistakes. In the last 2 years i have started ripping it out and starting again (at one point i just didn’t care!) , but this time i decided to let it stay and label it as such. Part of this section was done during my stint Tuesday downtown at an art show i’m participating in, The space was cold, drafty with the vent blowing right into the sitting area, i was tired and stiff, and only 2 people came in during the time i was plying my needle. (Business day after all: the good little workers are in their cubicles in their towers with their important papers and yogurt.)
All i could think at the time was a disgusted “Cheat! I’ll fix it later at home.” Today as i looked at it, the word “forgery” came to mind. Okay, go with it: someone snuck in and tried to do the stitching for me–the general idea was put forth but with no authenticity. HA! Acknowledge the mistakes, make them part of the work without being precious.
It’s also perfectly acceptable to add or change things as i go along as i have no preconceived plan for this beyond doing it, so some actual readable text was put in there with the “ghost writing'”. (That area was influenced by this sketchbook work here.)
Next i’ll be trying different approaches to my approach! (No standing on head allowed though.)