There's irony in such an infinite space being contained in a small 2"x3" artist trading card. I hear scientists recently discovered a few potentially habitable planets out there in the universe, and that makes me feel small in a good way. It's a beautiful reminder of the mystery of existence. Wonder. There is so much we don't know or understand, and I hope our thirst for discovery will never be quenched.
I sent pictures of this piece to my sister and mother asking if it seems finished. Looking for some reassurance. My sister responded, "I'll tell ya like I tell my kids... Sweetheart... it's ART! What do YOU think? I guess I'd say if you're asking you aren't done with it though".
The idea is, you can flip each side up to reveal a different perspective -- one side to look like a bridge/water/mountains/sun-moon eclipse and the other side, an eye with pupil/iris/eyelashes/eyebrow.
I'm edging toward my weird in this one. I want it to be a lil funky, like art usually is. Interpretation in the eye of the beholder.
I think there's still more to be done, though I don't know what -- for now, I want rest. I'll finish it up tomorrow!
I did something today I'm quite proud of. I replaced my passenger side mirror. This may not sound like a large feat or even a creative endeavor until I tell you I had to take the car door apart in order to do it.
Creative problem solving.
I watched the first 5 minutes of a YouTube video and went to work. I ordered the replacement online a few months ago, and it's been tormenting me with its undoneness ever since. I wasn't sure how to do it, worried I'd irreversibly break something in the process, frustrated I needed to replace it in general. Many barriers.
But today, I put on my grown woman pants and got the job done. Isn't it funny how the fears we obsess over (often) aren't even close to the big deal we've made of them? I think about my art and the obstacles I've created, reasons not to begin -- or finish -- and it's laughable how distorted the big picture becomes.
I know I am capable. I know I can solve problems. I stalled on this mirror replacement for so long. I haven't had a mirror on that side for 2 years (don't drive and GPS, kids). With $30 and 30 minutes, all was well again.
I challenged myself to being creatively resourceful this morning, only using leftover triangles from this piece. Only the bounds of an artist trading card as the base, yet allowing it to flow outside of the box.
I find myself talking about "balance" a lot, but recently realized balance is a farce. Consider multi-tasking; you aren't actually doing multiple things at once. You're doing one thing at a time -- probably pretty badly. When you're focusing your energy on one priority, other things take second place. And that's not a bad thing.
the ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires or the expression of them in one's behavior, especially in difficult situations.
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