If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if
from the head, almost nothing.
[caption id="attachment_9198" align="aligncenter" width="850"] This beautiful woven brocade work comes from a book I'm gathering much inspiration from called, "Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art," from the collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_9199" align="aligncenter" width="850"] This is a cut from an image in the book, "Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art," from the collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_9185" align="aligncenter" width="846"] Betsy, Iya, and baby Charlotte admiring my necklace.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_9188" align="aligncenter" width="480"] My beautiful niece wears a knitted sweater from one of her Peruvian relatives. How could I NOT gather inspiration from this little thing.[/caption]
I made a quick decision to join my family on the Island of Kiawah (off the coast of South Carolina) last weekend. I wanted to reconnect, to have some space to think, to dream big for this next collection. I needed to step out of my head for a minute, share coffee with my longtime coffee-mates (mom/sis) , hold my niece (who's initials are CEO, btw), rediscover the roots, feel that momentum. Everything that I do informs the work. Then the work will go where it wants to go. It becomes my ultimate task then to listen and follow it.
Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some
a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside
yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
~ Lou Dorfsman
I came back feeling reinvigorated with a sketchbook full of new work. Family, I love you so.
***Song of the Moment: Whale, by Yellow Ostrich***