03 July 2009

Getting there


Lamp at night, photo by Barbara Heath

One cup of coffee down, one to go. On ice. Because it is so hot and humid here that just sitting is unbearable today. I have some corners, floors, and counter tops to attend to, and forgive me if the thought makes me want to take a nap. I've been busy at work on a set of new illustrations, and have two new short stories that I've started. I feel like there is much to share, but with everything in progress, it needs to wait a little bit. I've learned not to share things too soon, when the process needs more time, or to risk abandoning a fledgling project because of well-meaning feedback. Good or bad, the feedback can interfere with the direction it needs to take and slow down the momentum. In my opinion, there needs to be a hefty amount of work one does that never gets printed, hung on a wall, or saved in a portfolio. I need those 'mistakes' and unfinished pieces to generate ideas. What do you think? The other question for me is, when is it done enough to share? I'll save that thought for another, less brutally hot day. Have a happy weekend, and for those of you in the US, a happy 4th!
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