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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Experimentation



How do we know when 'enough is enough'?  If you visit with me often you know that I go full bore into something, testing, making, talking and writing about it.  And then, one day, sort of like a bit of fog or smoke - elusive - I know that its time to move on or over or back.  Its time for me to experiment once again. 

Thus this messy table has appeared.  It's covered with bits and pieces of fabric, with buttons and bobbles and beads. All waiting for my next passion.  How blessed I am to be able to sense a discomfort and refill my mind and hands with a something different and challenging.  

"Part of the elasticity that you need, in order to continue to create, is the foregone conclusion that not all of it is going to be fabulously successful.  But it's all going to be part of a long lifetime body of experimentation." - Elizabeth Gilbert

8 comments:

  1. You hve an art full mind. Yes creating art.. artful...but I mean ART FULL. When I think of you, picture you in your room putting this and that together and being able to achieve just what you have in mind to create. You have your own style that comes through in whatever character you are creating. You seem to know just when enough is enough, both in your designs and in moving on to the next phase.
    xx, Carol

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  2. It's so good that you are in a way, scientific about your art. Looks like you keep notes about experiments and other things you try. Isn't it amazing how we can all be so different-yet still love making art? You are so right about being able to sense when it's time to move on. I know I have not obeyed that voice in my head sometimes, and was always sorry for it.

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  3. It looks like the beginning of a wonderful new adventure!

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  4. Making a huge mess always is great when it's done in the throws of creative passion! Elizabeth Gilbert has a couple of great TED talks. I can't want to see where your creativity takes you :-)

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  5. I always love the colors in your messes! I think you got freaked out by trying to guess how your last mouse got the top off the cheese. A little unsettling!

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  6. Messy tables are unique
    muses.
    I love them.
    I see the bits of you I "know" all over this one and I'm very grateful for that history. Happy flight time, friend.

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  7. :) I love Sweetpea's comment that "messy tables are unique muses"--so many new ideas generate from mess!

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  8. Your still lives of your tables are fascinating. Other people's bits and pieces are always so much more interesting and tempting than you own. Looking forward to seeing what emerges from these tempting beginnings.

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