I'm tender. Vulnerable. At the mercy of the elements.
A warm wind caresses me in the form of a comment Jane Davies made in response to a classmate's Lesson 10 post:
I rarely see overworked pieces in a class. If you aren't happy with a piece, then it is under-worked. You can only move forward (when working with physical materials as opposed to digital media, which is why I think we have more to gain from the challenge of physical materials). This is part of the process: it's like life—you don't get do-overs, so you have to keep going with what you have.
Thank you, Jane! That was just the right message for me in this moment. I was getting precious—AGAIN!—even with colorful little 3x4" bits of paper meant to be adventures and experiments. Your words opened the door for me to move forward.
I wonder where this will go next.
|tiny canvas #2, work in progress|