Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day Dreams

So I'm in western Pennsylvania for the holidays, but day dreaming of North Carolina's beaches. This image by Tim Lisko isn't helping.

Found via dear ada

Monday, December 20, 2010

Quote of the Week

"Sometimes we look for great wealth to save us, a great power to save us, or great ideas to save us, when all we need is that piece of string."

~Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth

Searching, searching, searching for my piece of string. . .

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Think Less, Make More

It's the end of the semester and I keep adding items to my "To Do" list quicker than I can cross them off. I did however, allow myself to spend some time enameling today. Strange thing, I know. I was just playing around, and I did a little sgraffito, which turned out kind of interesting. I really like sgraffito as a technique and thought to my self "I should do more of this."

This seems to be a current theme in my life, "I need to do more fill-in-the-blank." I need to sketch more, I need to apply for more shows and opportunities, I need to read more poetry, I need make more wearable work, I need to make more things happen in my life, I need to eat more vegetables and take more vitamins, and above all, I need to make more work.

After a while I began to think of the things I need to do less of. Like talk less, worry less, obsess less, put out less of other people's fires, and let things bother me less. I need to be more cloistered, more monk like, less distracted.

I'm not quite sure how to accomplish all this. Maybe if I do less of the things I need to do less of, I'll have time for the things I need to do more of. Maybe I just need to think less and make more.

Happy St. Eligius Day!

St. Eligius is the Patron Saint of Goldsmiths and today is his feast day! I hope you celebrate by having a productive day in your studio. I have a paper to write and a bunch of other things that I need to take care of, but hopefully I'll get to squeeze in a little studio time my self. I'm getting those itchy enameling paws again. . . .

Happy St. Eligius Feast Day!