Friday, July 18, 2008

...closer and closer...

I realised I didn't clearly explain the title of the previous post. It's there but you have to read each sentence to get it. What I'm getting closer to is being caught up on some of the projects I've let wait.

And wait. And wait. What is this procrastination? What is the resistance? I struggle procrastination and resistance continually. I'm hung up on knowing they will be perfect before I start which is ridiculous because they are never perfect in the end, so why do they have to be perfect at any point?

But it's not 9am yet and I have gesso all over me, in my hair, everywhere. Gesso is one of my all time favourite art materials. So simple, but I love it's off white toothy brushy texture and the way it interacts with what comes before and what will come over it. So this is my desk this morning. I'm putting it up on flickr so I can annotate all the gesso that's there and my other favourite art supplies too.

Now I'm off to have coffee with Sara Bowen and I'm really looking forward to it! We live very close to each other and have met a few times, but our friendship has grown online. I'm having a bit of an online-relationship time this week. Yesterday I met up with another lady who I met here in the virtual world. It is really interesting.

My man asks "Why can't I meet up with any of the women I meet online?"

3 comments:

nyxcreations said...

I recognise some of those pieces :D I can't wait to see what you come up with.. my choices and ideas for our collab keep changing but I have started to work on pages.. as for perfection.. Don't aim for it and you may be pleasantly suprised.. Perfection to me is this unobtainable thing.. everything I do has little flaws I know are there and that at time add to pieces.. its like books that aren't perfect are sometimes worth more to people than the perfect ones :D Or I might just be interested in the imperfections of hand made works.

I am definately going to demand coffee when either of us are in the same area!

Alison said...

Melinda of Inspiraculum has written nicely today on procrastination - strikes me too!
http://melindaschwakhofer.wordpress.com/

scb said...

Hi Jan, it was great having coffee with you - and it was fun to read afterwards that you'd put it in your blog. You arrived looking so fresh that I had no idea you had gesso in your hair moments beforehand! It made me giggle... and I love Suzette. See you soon, Sara x Oh, and thanks as well for giving me the award - lovely! I'll have to think who I can tag myself...