I mounted these three 6" x 6" pear art quilts onto a stretched canvas, which I painted with watercolors. Rows of fancy black and variegated eyelash yarns were added to the borders of each quilt. Several rows of the same yarns, which were randomly placed in curved lines beneath the quilts, add unity and extra whimsy to the piece.
After hours of failed attempts of photographing "Whimsical Pears" yesterday, I made another try this morning and will have to "settle" for this image until I can replace it, with Ku'ulei's expert help. I realize my photography skills are limited, but I prefer creating rather than spending my time improving my picture-taking skills. Choices . . . .
With this piece, I may have entered a new realm of mixed media art. I'm not quite sure what that means, but it sure will be fun discovering.
There are many definitions for the word "settle." I think this one defines my feelings about my photography skills best: "To change from disturbance and agitation to repose and tranquility."
Depending on one's situation, sometimes "settling" may not be a good choice. In my situation, I chose to "settle" with this photograph even though the outcome wouldn't be as I would have liked it to be.
Each obstacle brings us to a point of making choices. In this situation, I could spend more time trying to get a better photograph--no, thank you. I know my limits; I could decide to take photography classes to improve my skills--choose not to; I could care less about the quality of the photograph--I care; or I can accept whatever is before me and work towards making future situations better, which requires planning--by asking for Ku'ulei's help.
I think "settling" in my situation is a temporary fix. However, there are alternatives and solutions for almost any situation. Choices are a matter of preference and seeking help.
I'm glad Ku'ulei helps me photograph my artwork for my blog. She allows me to spend my time doing what I love to do. Now, if only I could find help with housework, laundry, cooking . . . .
How would you define "settling"? Do you ask for help when you need it?