Thursday, November 15, 2007
Poppets Like to Play
Yes. We are having fun.
Deslily has created a waving poppet on her blog and other photos. Her Poppet (named Kester) also encounters Gandalf. That one cracked me up. Thanks Deslily!
The studio is bustling with activity, the household is bustling with activity. We find ourselves in the season where days begin early and end late. Where parents hand off information like relay batons, dividing to conquer tasks and searching out holes in schedules to spend moments together. It's difficult work, but leaves us feeling alive and purposeful.
In my head, I'm forever finding ways to distill concepts into simple representations. Of course I am. My work is just that and it follows that I'd think that way. Hmm. Or did I think that way first and the work followed?
For instance, yesterday Orion brought me a seemingly impossibly tangled Slinky to fix. Truly it looked like a lost cause, but I managed it. (hint--requires concentration and patience)
In my mind , a person who can untangle a Slinky without damaging it will likely be able to manage a business successfully.
On the other hand, a few weeks ago he brought me one of those little parachute toys with the strings seemingly impossibly tangled.
Without a second thought, I cut the strings off and put new ones on.
Possibly it's not only the ability to untangle the Slinky. Possibly it's also knowing when to untangle and when to start over.
I'll think on it.
But now, it's time for coffee and sculpting.
Posted by lisa at 8:50 AM