I’ve been traveling in regional Queensland and discovered that the internet connection urbanites take for granted isn’t always easily accessible. Or that if it exists at all, the speeds are reminiscent of the old dial-up days, meaning that uploading images involves a great deal of patience. There’s also been a great deal of driving and other delightful distractions…
Back at base now, I’m catching up. Apologies to the dear friends and fellow-bloggers who are subscribed to this blog and support me in this little project …
acetate, images of personal artworks cut and woven, acrylics
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.
– John Cage
shibori on hand-woven ramie cloth, organic indigo dye, bamboo, cotton cord
Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and the student
are located in the same individual.
– Arthur Koestler
water hyacinth fiber, rice paper, fragments from old straw sunhat, rayon ribbon, acetate, images of personal artworks cut and woven
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
– Pablo Picasso
stained, distressed canvas, gauze, wooden slats, copper wire
Merely painting pictures or being trained to paint them
or writing a poem occasionally is not what I mean by creativity.
Creativity is something entirely different, and it comes into being
when there is no concern or fear of oneself clothed in the form of virtue,
or concern for oneself socially, economically, politically.
When that concern, that fear ceases, there is creativity.
– J Krishnamurti
stained and distressed canvas, acrylic paints, market basket fragment, bamboo, sea shells, linen thread
There is a curiously sharp sense of joy or mild ecstasy
that comes when you find the particular form required for your creation:
… the experience of “This is the way things are meant to be.”
We participate for a moment in the myth of creation,
and at the same time know more vividly our own limitations.
– Rollo May
one Italian summer …