I’ve been feeling guilty about all of my unfinished projects, which I rediscovered while cleaning our computer/music/craft room (aka: The Pit). Among the projects squirreled away in various boxes I found:
- ‘Blues for Allah’ Tribute Jacket*
- Basmati Bag #1 Embroidered Jacket Back**
- Basmati Bag #2 Embroidered Jacket Back**
- Calvin & Hobbes Embroidered Guitar Strap
- ‘9 Albums’ Embroidered piece
- ‘My Two Daughters’ pencil drawing
The ‘Blues for Allah’ jacket is part of my long-running series of *Tribute Jackets© which I have been painting for many years. I replicate iconic rock album covers onto the backs of Levi’s denim jackets as a way of honoring the awesome artwork which contributed to some of the best rock music – and bands – of all time. My **Basmati Bag Backs© start with burlap rice bags, which I elaborately embroider before affixing to a Levi’s jacket.
I have come to believe these half-completed creations are ’blocking my blessings’ and am determined to complete at least a few of them so I can free some of my mental creative space for new projects I am excited to begin.
I think I will start with Basmati Bag #2, which is a present for my big sis. True story, I was ¾ of the way finished with this jacket when I lost my workbag containing the two embroidered front yokes during one of my travels. That pissed me off so much I put the project aside for what is now approaching 2 years. High time I took it out of the box it has been living in, dusted everything off, and got busy. Progress updates will be forthcoming…