Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I invent nothing, I rediscover.
Monday, August 18, 2008
What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of
his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and
never could have been experienced by anyone else.
Hooray!!! I finished reorganizing the computer, backed it up onto the XHD and have straightened the studio up...
This is a good day.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I will act as if what I do makes a
Summer has entered its late stage here the mushrooms are sprouting everywhere and the kadydids are singing loud and strong at night.
I continue to slog along at the sorting process, some days I make progress and some not so much. This past weekend was one of those moments when my constant chipping away sort of rolled into a bunch of progress (very kaizen) I cleaned the studio up including the file cabinets and bulletin boards. As a result I feel much less anxious.
I’ve even made significant progress on the computer sorting, I’ve gotten rid of many duplicate files and photos.
This would probably go a great deal faster if the entire process wasn’t tangled up with my “what should I do with my life?” angst… Of course that angst is one of the reasons I have such a big mess on my hands in the first place. I start a project-then wonder if I should be spending time on it-then think of something else to do-and repeat, leaving a wake of unfinished work, various research materiels and notes. The above quote is from
Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design
by Laurence G. Boldt
A book that has been sitting on my shelf unread for 8 years or so, its full of food for thought and a tremendous amount of quotes.
One idea it has me chewing over is world view-the general perspective from which you interpret the world
Is your world view primarily based from a commodity perspective (interested in profit, domination, control)
Or is it based from a sacred perspective (interested in service, duty, protection, love)
Our society is so grounded in the commodity perspective that even when the sacred perspective is understood to be a healthier and wiser direction to follow it can be difficult to do so….
It’s a nice simple guide to frame decisions though even the angsty ones.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I try to keep the number of colors down to 2 to 4 (plus light tones of each) otherwise I find it becomes a big muddle (emphasis on mud).
As long as I had the dye out I went ahead and did some shibori rice paper and some pima cotton in fat 1/2s… tomorrow I get to see how it comes out