I’m in love and I want to share it with you:
Lately, I’m in love with lots of color. For example this picture I added to my favorites on flickr, I’m in love with color.
Whether your falling in or out, love makes you feel really alive, and so I’m in love with talking and hearing about it. So when I downloaded this weeks free episode of This American Life, I was so happy to listen to it. Even though it is about break-ups, it is still an aspect of love.
I’m in love with making. I’m rereading Art & Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland, a great book I recommend to all artists. Whenever I pick this book up, I always find certain things that really hit home for whatever particular struggles I may be facing. Anyway, I wanted to share one such passage: “Designer Charles Eames, arguably the quintessential Renaissance Man of the twentieth century, used to complain good-naturedly that he devoted only about one percent of his energy to conceiving a design – and the remaining ninety-nine percent to holding onto it as a project ran its course. Small surprise. After all, your imagination is free to race a hundred works ahead, conceiving pieces you could and perhaps should and maybe one day will execute – but not today, not in the piece at hand. All you can work on today is directly in front of you. Your job is to develop an imagination of the possible.” This quote really spoke to me, because I am obsessed with inspiration and making, but that obsession quickly fades while new ideas and new inspiration hit. I need to be more like Eames and finish what jobs I have at hand and then move onto the next. It’s just that often, I fear that I will lose or forget that next possible piece if I don’t drop what I am working on now and start in on the new.
I’m in love with Fall and the end of summer. We have been blessed with the most absolutely beautiful days recently, and it is supposed to last through the holiday weekend. I must go outside now and take advantage while it lasts.