Wednesday, June 17, 2009
My book idea:
I like to make something every day. Sometimes I make a pretty party dress; other days I re-make my workspace. Last Wednesday I roasted a few beets and tried a new salad recipe. On Sunday I visited the farmer's market downtown and bought a big bouquet of sunflowers. I came home and designed a tablescape with the flowers and a paper parasol. Making things takes many forms and every day there is some thing.
Taking pictures of what I do has become a part of my process. I like to document my day with a photo. I enjoy taking pictures so much that sometimes I end up liking the photograph more that the thing pictured. So on those days the picture taking becomes the important thing.
I also like to write a little bit about what happened that day- what inspired the thing I made...what I was thinking about when I made it...the music I listened to as an entree into the "zone." Just a few words that encapsulates the process. So it's sort of like a journal of creative recognition or a visual examination of some sort. I don't really have a name for it.
This is the book I'd like to write. It will be highly visual- more pictures than text- and will cover a period of 365 days. A year of creative stream toe-dipping and a peek into my world of "making."