Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I haven't done anything BIG for some time...I think I'm percolating. In the meantime, I'm fulfilling creative urges by small experiments and odd little bits. I am trying to learn not to strive for perfection, rather to draw/paint/sew and just let it happen...after all, it can never be perfect. And if I'm afraid to set pen to paper for fear of it 'not working' or of ruining a good piece of paper or canvas, or of producing something that is rubbish or embarrassing, I'll never create anything. The gum leaves on the old diary page were an attempt to get beyond that...it's a scrap piece of paper so it can't possibly matter if I stuff it up. And oddly enough, I think they turned out rather nicely and I really like them. Sometimes not worrying about the outcome brings surprising and fruitful results. I need to try this more often.
Posted by A mermaid in the attic at 10:01 PM