Monday 16th April:
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working" - Pablo Picasso
I've kept up with my 10 minute collages as a warming up exercise and really look forward to doing one each day. I have no inclination to carve but on Friday M leaves at dawn for a weekend fishing trip in Pondoland. No more excuses about distractions getting in the way of work and I'll be seriously disappointed in myself if I don't make use of this quiet time.
Re-read Anahata's Five Stages of Creative Expansion ( here) to start the ball rolling. I also started filling my Twyla Box with elements for my "new" project. In her book The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp recommends filling a box with ideas, sketches, notes, objects etc. for a particular project as it helps one to focus. I've made this a habit since reading the book several years ago. It works! The only problem is I have many Twyla Boxes lying about collecting dust after the project is completed.
New ideas for my wood quilt have been brewing. I started this idea about 2 years ago (blogged here) but with all the other projects on the go I haven't had a chance to get back to it.
Now is the time! I have no idea how big I want it to be but there are so many possibilities.
Just begin I said.... and I did!
Inspired by a hat made in the Cameroon....
Inspired by my 10 minute collage ....
M is back with fresh fish for a week's worth of suppers. I feel I've created enough momentum to keep me going when life get's back to normal.
"Each piece is defined by the time, space and materials in which it was created. the process feels like being present and unified with the world in a balanced way. When I notice resistance, I pause and do my best to step out of the way and let the momentum continue forward." - Kristen Balouch (see Kristen's work here)