I just finished the framed stock subsection of the shop section and what a feat. Really. I had those pieces framed when I was still working full time, when I could afford to put on shows. Wow. Must be nice. I think now. So, maybe think about adding to your collection. Just a thought.
Now there are four or five framed Puerto Rico beach scenes at Jason’s office but I don’t have them memorized, so it will take some doing to get those images up there. It will happen. Just so. Something to look forward to?
So in counseling yesterday, as part of another conversation this fascination and somewhat frightening for some reason discussion came about, concerning vision, and standards, and challenging yourself, and compromise and giving in or not, or … ? so it relates to EVERYTHING in your whole life. And I remembered how hugely important it was in my college graduation year not to compromise, not to work for eveeel. To work for change. And I still work for change. But it’s also like not settling. For less. But it’s also like realizing from a Buddhist perspective, that imperfection is part of reality, that it’s not black and white, that it’s beautiful with imperfection. Because I am a recovering extreme perfectionist martyr person. So it’s important to remember that perfection is part of of the whole with imperfection in it.
So, like, Nature. We don’t expect Nature to be perfect, but it always is, just so. Look at the elephant ear up there. It is awesome and it is not perfect. Right?
I posted this in on Facebook last night from bed in a fit of realization, passion …
perfection is worth striving for — the vision — something like the song you hear in your head, the painting you see, an ideal like true and perfect justice or democracy — the perfect love — but live in the moment — strive for your goal — step away from the painting — love what is now — start again with vision in a new moment — open to creation in imperfection/perfection — the whole — laugh — keep dreaming
It is like a painting. Or any project. You see the way you want it to be in the beginning, but it morphs while you are working on it, and you have to let the painting become what it wants to be during the creative process. The novel has to be free to become what it wants to be. Your child has to be free to grow, within bounds, healthy bounds, but, you see? You guide it, shape it. Toward your vision. Or maybe you get an altogether new vision. Keep an open mind with the visionary process.
It just fascinates me. Creativity. The process.