Thursday, June 21, 2012
trying not doing
Nope..not happening. And I knew it wasn't happening when I first stuck that reconfigured chambray shirt up there when what I really want is another linen jacket to hack up. Wishful thinking won't get it done.
I have recognized the difference between the work that springs from a spontaneous confluence of mood, intent and materials, and the work that just tries too hard.
Looking back over stuff, I found perfect examples.
"Frida Brings Home the Bacon" literally fell out of the scrap jar when Jinx gave my glass fish bowl scrap jar a nudge and it smashed on the floor. I remember picking up the pieces one by one, shaking them over the trash basket for shards and laying them out on the table.
I was really hooked on watching Frida and Diego on the Owl cam at the time, despite the tragedies, I quickly wanted to follow up with another piece showing the chicks. Contrived and studied is all I can see in the results, as cute as the little buggers are.
So the lesson for me today? Fuhgeddaboudit trying to get from A directly to Z. Side trips, getting lost and stops along the way are mandatory.