A Mosaic of Ideas About Life, Art & Superfluous Adornment.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Every Day Give Yourself a Little Chance...

"I learned...that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it

 kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and 

quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every

 day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little 

solitude and idleness." 

More flowing and less idleness would be nice, though I am running a full service hair salon as well as working my mosaic magic (a legend in  my own mind;)
The point of this quote is that every day you add just a little bit more, to your
picture, to your happiness, to your end to grief, and at the end of the project
you have a beautiful masterpiece to admire. Did I say this was a blog about every day nonsense?
In other words: life. Have a peaceful next little journey.

Friday, June 24, 2011


"Starting isn’t like that. Starting something is not an event; it’s a series of events. You decide to walk to Cleveland. So you take a first step in the right direction. That’s starting. You spend the rest of the day walking toward Cleveland, one step at a time, picking your feet up and putting them down. At the end of the day, twenty miles later, you stop at a hotel. And what happens the next morning? Either you quit the project or you start again, walking to Cleveland. In fact, every step is a new beginning. Sure, you’re closer than you were yesterday or last week, but you’re still..."
— Seth Godin

I'm starting a new mosaic project, a kitchen backsplash for a client in New York. A new project normally takes a great deal of focus and concentration. It has been a very intense last month, to say the least, with the sudden illness and death of my father. I have put starting this off for obvious reasons, but now it is time to get down to it. My head just wasn't in the game when I decided to start with the cardinal. I was playing around with cutting black glass for his eye when I thought about looking through my bead collection; I also have a pretty large junk jewelry bucket. Once I found this old earring, I think my inspiration kicked in. I think he has quite a personality burgeoning. Will keep up the picture log as more gets added. Maybe a new project is good to turn your focus away from grief? We shall see...

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