Moving from mice (who were quite tidy in their pattern and design) back to punchneedle, my first thought was that I would like to be a little 'looser' with some new-to-me designs. Perhaps more mixed media.
My original idea was to use both regular punchneedle and reverse punchneedle. As mentioned before I wanted to incorporate some trinket that I already had on hand. Of course the colors I used had to be appropriate to the trinket(s). Can you see my limitations growing?
Now that it is finished, and sitting neatly on the shelf, I feel as if I have trapped myself in 'tidiness'. While I had an 'earth' story in mind, my finished piece told me no story. I ended up with something boxed in, very tidy in design and pretty boring, even to me. I think its time to let go of limitations and rules.
"Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties." - Gail Sheehy