I am absolutely a project-oriented person. I am a little embarrassed to admit that only recently did I even begin to understand the world of process-oriented people. I just thought they didn’t finish their projects. It never occurred to me that process-oriented people are completely content with UFO’s. They want to play with the process and once that fun is over, they move on. What a concept!
Giggle-Fall leaf speared by my cactus
I did a Google search and this is odd: process/project-orientation articles focused almost exclusively on children, formal education or, get this, the dating and mating world. Oh my, I learned some new terms by reading the latter! I’d like to understand my process-oriented friends better.
Odd fall beauty of the mini-pomegranate
This topic surfaced in my mind as I began to contemplate 2016. I am not one to do New Year’s resolutions or Word of the Year-I just simply don’t work that way. But 2016 is on my mind because I can’t help but realize how challenging it is going to be for me.
Next year will hold several major events: a whole-house remodel starting in (allegedly) February, two moves necessitated by the remodel, replacing most of the very well-worn furnishings in the house (I do NOT like to shop), living in a rental for 6 months, a Major Family Event in October, and who knows what else!
Stunning texture of the River Birch bark
Now all of this is good news! But all that turmoil will have a dramatic impact on my art. I envision trying to get ready to teach or travel or lecture in all that chaos. How will I have time to make art? Will I make art?
Grasses fading into winter
Which brings me back to process vs. projects. I may, by necessity, need to immerse myself in more short-term, process-oriented art. There is so much to explore! Gilbert Muniz’s recent post on indigo dyeing makes me want to dye, I want to explore Martha Wolfe’s process using fused layers and sheers, I have some piecing projects in mind and I really want to try some Modern ideas that are rolling around.
Love how the moss blooms after the rains begin
I get weak in the knees to think that I might not finish something for months! Would I find myself blogging about the merits of foam mattresses vs. European vs. traditional? Would you like to weigh in on Brushed Nickel vs. Chrome? Ack.
I know it’s good to rattle my artistic cage. I’ll just go kicking, screaming and whining. I am most blissful when I have a plan, and I am at my machine, creating! That truly gives me joy, hence my blog’s tagline, “Quilting makes me skip for joy”. I may have to find a new way to be joyful.
I hope you enjoyed these random photos of my yard preparing for winter-they have nothing to do with my topic! I will be linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday so be sure to check out this week’s links.