Sunday, February 8, 2009


Buckminster Fuller: There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Is it talent? Is it devotion? What makes creating art easier for some than others?
I have noticed people work harder when they get good results so they produce more and get better faster.
And of course, coordination can play a role as well. Plates are not the easiest pottery to make and yet a carpenter in one of my classes watched me throw a plate once and immediately sat down at the wheel and whipped one out. He had used lathes and understood keeping the object in center and the steadiness of his hands made it all come together.
Having the right projects for the persons work level can help with positive reinforcement. We need a to pay our dues spending time, building our skills and reap the rewards. Good old positive reinforcement helps us stick with it and grow.
Ambitious house cleaning is a questionable task. Sometimes a project may not be that good or interesting but it might be a stepping stone to a new successful idea. And, unfortunately you cannot always tell at the time which of your creations fall in that category.
We like to think our latest creation is probably our best but it just isn’t always the case.
Potential. So many ideas. Write them down and then see what happens.

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