Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Exploring

 All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you.

Chuck Close via Deborah Barlow in her blog Slow Muse

I had never read this part of of a longer quote and it came at the right time. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. I love this as I love to explore, to see what happens. I can get to caught up in wanting to get to the end of the exploring and actually start the work and then I sometimes remember these lines.

We shall not cease from exploration 
And the end of all our exploring 
Will be to arrive where we started 
And know the place for the first time. 

T.S. Eliot -- "Little Gidding" (the last of his Four Quartets)

Here is some of yesterdays explorings of right angles and blocks of color

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held 9, 2013




10 comments:

  1. Love these blocks and angles!

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    1. Thanks Maria, they are endlessly fun to play with!

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  2. It is very true. There are so many aha moments in the work itself that it is quite astounding.

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    1. I'm with you Roberta, sometimes it feels like there isn't enough time to keep up with all the suggestions, nudges and ideas that happen when you work.

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  3. Just as I fall utterly in love with your black and white work, you sneak color back in and I get to fall in love all over again. Love the simplicity, the lines, the colors, the...

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    1. Thanks so much Jennifer, bought some gorgeous pastels the other day, just couldn't resist the colors, so it will be exciting to see where they lead.

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  4. I love both those quotes Liz - they feel so true to me. And your explorations are intriguing!

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    1. Thanks Fiona, and so sorry for the tardy reply, MUST clean out my email, I am finding all sorts of things there!

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  5. The quotes are fascinating and so true. Exploration is not just half the fun, it's all of it. Love the power of these experiments, especially no 9. The colour vibrations are amazing!

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    1. Thanks Charlton, I keep forgetting that while I am exploring I have no idea what I will find, with luck a few months later [thanks hindsight] things become clearer!

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