Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Advice from the Masters

"Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow - whether there is a market for it or not! The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward..."

"I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don't show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward. " - Kurt Vonnegut

Inspired by this, I took an arm-load of pieces to the big studio and worked. Caffeine, music, think, sew. Five hours later I have two pieces on the design wall and at least four pieced and ready for the next step. No wonder I've felt restless:


And from Annie Dillard, remembered by Alexander Chee: “You are the only one of you...Your unique perspective, at this time, in our age... is what matters. Don’t worry about being original...Yes, everything’s been written, but also, the thing you want to write, before you wrote it, was impossible to write. Otherwise it would already exist. You writing it makes it possible.”

Still wish someone else would make supper...

3 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Lots of passion in these pieces. Sometimes some else should make dinner - even take out! You have work to do.

Linda Branch Dunn said...

I made myself a grilled sardine sandwich. My husband walked around the corner for salad. Daughter worked late. Done!

Gunnels blog said...

I like your fabric, it´s so much to look at and beautiful colours. And I see you do as me, on a design wall, it´s great !
And yes, I agree, I haven´t time and I don´t think it´s fun to do the dinner !Thank you for your comment !!