I couldn't stay away from the paints for very long. I did manage to knock out a few small sewing projects: finished the binding on a quilt (long overdue), and made a multi-pocketed tote bag and a simple little purse. Then I realized the new tote back turned out just a little smaller than my old one so I started another one ... when the art withdrawals started. I tried to get my fix with a couple small doodle-art pieces, then went back to work on Tote #2. And then I realized one piece of the lining was sewn in backwards .... ugh ... do I leave it or take it apart and fix it?
At this point, I JUST NEEDED TO SLOP SOME PAINT AROUND.
So I did. Grabbed my remaining blank canvas panel, and 2 tubes of paint that really needed to get used up before they dry out (a green and a yellow), and commenced to swirling them about on the canvas. As often happens, an image began to emerge .... a curled up female figure ... so I began to define the shape ... 2 days later, I named her "Ivy."
Every painting seems to spur other ideas, and I quickly decided Ivy needed a friend or two. Which of course meant I had to buy more canvases. Currently "Rose" is in progress, and when I finish her I will create "Violet." Unless I take another break and finish sewing the tote bag first.