Again and again, creative advances seem to be made when the initial idea can be let go of. In art school to get to this point, many times an instructor will advise a student to turn the work upside down, releasing the grip of intentionality.
Embroidering knit panels for pillow coverings, my graphed-out patternings were intended for the front sides. Experimenting by turning the panels inside out, I was taken by the abstraction of the patterns as they appeared on the backside. Made with a blind eye, these neglected backside works felt mysterious, less conscious, more appealing. Results that give back, a pleasure to live with.