The Oxford Dictionary defines "desultory" as "skipping from one subject to another, disconnected, unmethodical." It may be an unmethodical method, but it's a useful one. Here's why: Our minds are capable of far more multi-tasking and multi-tracking than we think. The critical sense that goes with the processes of art-making moves forward on both prior experience and intuition. Quick looks and automatic decisions, devoid of long-term contemplation and recrimination, often produce decent results. Going from one project to another heightens the faculty.
I got this definition from Robert Genn's biweekly newsletter. It describes me to a tee! I'm not bragging, mind you. I don't look at this as a good thing but it's the truth.
The photos are of some of the stuff I've been working on. The heart vine has more detail now. I'll try to post a pic. The abstract is from a class I took last year with Katie Pasquini-Masopust. I finally finished it. The last quilt is for my 2 yr. old grandson, his birthday was in April and the panel's blocks are alphabet blocks.