lost in a quote and making marks pt 2
"You can either set brick as a laborer or as an artist. You can make the work a chore, or you can have a good time.
You can do it the way you used to clear the dinner dishes when you were thirteen, or you can do it as a Japanese person would perform a tea ceremony,
with a level of concentration and care in which you can lose yourself, and so in which you can find yourself.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Oh Charlene - no wonder you were 'lost in a quote.' What a fabulous quote and it fits so well in your description of how you work. I love the photos of your pieces waiting for their stories to be told . . . .ReplyDelete
Hello Judy---Yes, I love this quote and book. It makes me think about choice and purpose. Also about ritual and concentration. How all that fits into living and making art.Delete
Sounds like a book I should seek out, wonderful quote.ReplyDelete
Hello Linda, It is a good book and I have read it many times. It is about the art of writing and story making. And more.ReplyDelete
The quote is really great!! Love the expression on her face!
Hello sapphire-----The book is really a good read....I am very interested in expressions and how little bits of movement or shape can change the whole feel of the piece. I'm glad that you tuned into her expression.....Thank you.....Delete