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Friday, June 24, 2011

Starting...



"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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