This past week found me retreating
like a snail or a turtle from the world.
Retreating not only to look backwards and mull over my feelings
about the five larger stoney pieces just completed....
(I will post their stories soon)
....but also to clear my mind and studio for new work.
Always an exciting but calm time of reflection.
A time to make sure I have a clear idea of
what I want to say
and how I want to accomplish that.
"First comes thought; then organization of that thought,
into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality.
The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."
Sometimes what one sees is crystal clear
but becomes fuzzy when reproduced!
At the moment ideas
are coming fast and furious
like a bombardment.
I have to remember they can be fleeting!
In order to coax those ideas into clarity
I need to have my notebook handy at all times.
At a time like this I like to keep away from the computer as much as possible
because everything on the web is so seductive
and so easily muddies the clarity of one's voice.
I get tempted here there and everywhere!
Found this tiny little pebble among my mementoes.
In the sixties I painted stones
now I stitch them.
Summer has arrived where you are
because she is certainly taking her time to get here!