I've been feeling a bit out of sorts this week, and it has taken a big toll on my productivity.
That was ok on Monday and Tuesday, but yesterday I felt as though I needed to get something done in the studio. To that end, I started no less than three tack projects. Unfortunately, I just couldn't seem to get traction on any of them. Deciding that any progress was better than no progress, I shifted from tack mode into paint mode. This little calf had been languishing on my project shelf for more than a year. Now he's just a couple coats of sealer away from the showring. Hurray!I was hoping that the success with the calf would break through my creative block, but nothing is ever that easy. Today was almost as frustrating as yesterday. Eventually, I decided to make something that was fun and easy. Something I could finish in one sitting. This racing saddle is the result.
Tomorrow is a pony day, and I am really hoping that spending time with her will help me feel more centered. I don't suffer from "tackmaker's block" very often and I'm not enjoying the experience!