Sunday, June 24, 2007


is the name of this piece!!!

Desparate for inspiration!

Last week my son looked into my room, shook his head(in a loving way) and said "So much stuff", now I thought this a little harsh as, bless them, he and my daughter provided much of it for birthdays and Christmas. They are both very good at bringing me things that I didn't know where just what I wanted which is marvellous,the trouble is for some time now I have been longing to do something with it all, even knowing what I wanted to do but not knowing where to start. I have been mulling over it all week and last night I went down and just pulled things out and this is the result. Absolutely nothing to do with what I have in mind (which I am not going to put into the air right now) but does seem of have helped with a partial unblocking.

One of my problems was that everything I tried to do was derivative, you know what I mean "as seen in this magazine,... that blog.....the workshop. I think I am now coming to terms with the fact that this is how it has to be for me, I can imitate but not invent. So having come to terms with the fact that I am not going to be Grandma Moses I am going to try and create, albeit in the style of others, just for the process of making something, hopefully just a little bit different.


Terri Stegmiller said...

Your piece is lovely. I too, think at times that everything new has already been done. What could I possibly do that's not derivative. But as I'm working I start coming up with my own ideas and go from there. Maybe this could work for you too.

margaret said...

I believe that over time the process beds in, and the originality makes its way to the surface. Keep going!