Sunday, October 21, 2018

Most beautiful pincushion from 2019 WOW

https://tomandlorenzo.com/2018/09/world-of-wearableart-2018/

I'm hemming things. I saw this on Fb and copied it to do the image search on  A Popular Search Engine.

Next cosplay!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Doing the work: Linky Party Time

Conservation Practice
http://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/conservation/in-fine-feather-the-conservation-of-a-balenciaga-dress/

Doing the practice is the journey that is the work

https://www.instagram.com/violincase/

Hilary Hahn's Violincase: 

Official. Creator of #100daysofpractice. Violincase of touring 3x-Grammy-winning violin soloist Hilary Hahn. 

A brief conversation on IG that I had with Professor KDKing, about who succeeds and who doesn't, led to two book suggestions

http://geoffcolvin.com/books/talent-is-overrated/
Colvin is an editor at Fortune, ho hum, but the summary is the point: it's about putting in the time, not what you bring to it.

I know, this seems so sad. I've bored you with the schpiel about the potter who makes a living at it from my college classes, 
AND IT'S TRUE.



https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/art-fear-david-bayles/1101156158?
https://kk.org/cooltools/art-fear/

https://artistryinaction.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/david_bayles_ted_orland_art_and_fear.pdf
Boiling it down: the people who make a living at an art are the people who just keep at it. It's why ants are successful: they don't stop. 

I know, I hear you say: but where's the inspiration? Well, you bring that. But you can't wait for it to come to you. It's there while you put in the 10,000...no, wait, the every day hours you put in. 
Love the process. Don't stop. 
"Fail more.
Fail better."
- Samuel Beckett

Meanwhile, this is what I'm doing
Almost all of them.
Oy.