Nesting has been with me for a long time now, 3 or 4 years at least. Sometimes it has shown up as art but it has also been a large part of my activities. I find myself sorting all the strands of my life, trying to find the shape of it. What do I want it to be?
So having just begun a new year I have chosen a word for myself
it is a doing word as opposed to a being word and I think I need that right now
to be doing stuff
just seeing where that will take me
I like the word, it encompasses possibilties and yet it can be applied to even the most ordanary experience to transform it
this should be good
stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering,
doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling,
grasping,…Stop it and just DO!…
worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own
world. If you fear, make it work for you – draw & paint your
fear and anxiety…
must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be
able to DO!…
to do some BAD work – the worst you can think of and see what
happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell – you are
not responsible for the world – you are only responsible for your
work – so DO IT. And don’t think that your work has to conform to
any preconceived form, idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it
know that you (or anyone) can only work so much and the rest of the
time you are left with your thoughts. But when you work or before
your work you have to empty you [sic] mind and concentrate on what
you are doing. After you do something it is done and that’s that.
After a while you can see some are better than others but also you
can see what direction you are going. I’m sure you know all that.
You also must know that you don’t have to justify your work – not
even to yourself."