Thursday, December 17, 2009

Minks Alive!

I just awoke from my nap with a spectacular vision in my head. It was a remake of a red sweatshirt and black hooded sweatshirt, cut and remade into a reptilian apocolyptic cropped jacket, with the minks I have lining the hood.

Form vs. Function

I have decided that when I create something, it must have function. There is one exception. Paintings. A painting hangs on the wall unobtrusively, and has no footprint to speak of. It is not a dust collector for the most part.

I want the items I create to be useful items. Serve a purpose. Not sit lifelessly on a tabletop, destined to be moved to shelf at Goodwill, where it will sit out its remaining years.

Form without function breeds extinction.

How My Mind Wanders

I was at my Garden Club Holiday Tea yesterday telling one of the ladies how I wake up every morning with inventive ideas bursting from my brain. Sure enough, when I awoke this very morning, there they were again. New and bright ideas, things to accomplish in the days ahead, or to file in the back of my mind for later use. I was excited as always with the visualizations, and the objects de arte quickly became capitalistic enterprises that would franchise all over the world, or at least, Cascade, MD.

The problem has become that my brain can only hold so many ideas before the index cards fall out of the back of my head. Another problem is focusing on one project long enough to even complete it before I start moving on to the next fruitful idea. I decided it was time to start a blog to keep track of all of these enterprising ideas. And so, my blog is born.