A Body of Work

I have created works of art or craft for as long as I can remember. Dabbling in a variety of media, I felt my work was never cohesive enough to show.

Until now.What changed was reading Austin Kleon’s “Steal Like An Artist“.  In chapter 5 he writes “If you have 2 or 3 passions, don’t feel like you have to pick and choose between them. Don’t discard. Keep all your passions in your life.”  He quotes the playwright Steven Tomlinson, who suggests that if you love different things, you just keep spending time with them. “Let them talk to each other. Something will begin to happen.”   Kleon continues: “Don’t throw any of yourself away. Don’t worry about a grand scheme or unified vision for your work. Don’t worry about unity–what unifies your work is the fact that you made it. One day you will look back and it will all make sense.”

Creating is where it all makes sense for me.

 

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