Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Year of Exploration and Discovery

On my birthday this year, I gifted myself with a Year of Exploration and Discovery. For this next year I don't have to only weave baskets. I give myself full permission to take classes in or otherwise investigate, say, wood turninrg, scrimshaw, sculpting, sprang or nalbinding. There will be no guilt in dabbling, learning, playing, making less than beautiful pieces of art. 
That was about as far as I thought, just a year of discovery, until I read this blog: http://thebluebottletree.com/find-your-artistic-voice/ 

Perhaps I'm really trying to find my authentic artistic voice. I thought I had found it in weaving in bound weaves:
But maybe, deep down, I'm seeking something entirely different. Some medium may be calling my name for this next stage in my artistic life. Or not. I won't know until I face the fear of, what? Failure? Imperfection? 

Let's find out!