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Friday, January 02, 2009

2009 - Word of the Year

This year my word will be Explore - not dissimilar from Play but a little more purposeful I hope.
Again I can see myself using my word in different ways:
  • using my studio journal to explore variations on the ideas that come into my head. I frequently 'see' completed pieces - some of them come off, some don't. I'm not afraid to change the work as I go along, but what would happen if I explored the idea before I got to the fabric?
  • exploring my use of time as I change from a five day working week to a three day week. I'm sure that I'll slow down - from other people's experience that seems inevitable, but I want to explore different ways of working to maximise my 'studio' time.
  • exploring my environment. When you live in the same place for 35 years your eyes glaze over - I want to take myself into places I pass by, walk along roads I don't normally use. Not big stuff but enough to make me look!

2 comments:

The Idaho Beauty said...

Sounds terrific! Will look forward to exploring vicariously along with you.

margaret said...

Exploring the environment - how about a little "project" based on Tom Phillips' 20 Sites N Years, taking a set number of pix a different times in the same sites - as they accumulate you start to notice the little changes.