First day of color woodcut printmaking class at Constellation Studio; feels like the first day of school. #printmaking
TFW you’re trying to fix an inconsistency, find & fix a bug, only to realize that if that’s the only bug it would have been broken everywhere.
A week from today I’ll be on my way to Lincoln, Nebraska for a five day printmaking working at Constellation Studios. Feeling excited, feeling nervous, feeling ready.
Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.
There’s a voice in my head that says curiosity has to have an outcome, that if there isn’t something to show at the end, it’s not worth exploring. Nice to be reminded there are other perspectives.