Sunday, August 12, 2012

no things

I told him:  I need to work.  I need a break.  I need to go to my studio.  I need to weed the garden.  I need to THINK. I need to be alone.  I need my design wall.

So I stayed back for a few days.  Home alone.

But there is so much STUFF.  Too many books to read, too many projects to finish, too many clothes to wear.  Too many new ideas. Is it possible to have too many ideas?

I am not able to get them all into their own reality fast enough. And sketches lead into more sketches.  I have been stitching a lot, but can't show it here yet. 

16 comments:

jude said...

i know exactly where you are at. sometime ideas shatter into sharp pieces and they hurt, if that makes sense. i've got me a new broom and i've been sweeping

Lesley Turner said...

Be kind to yourself as you work thru this post-grad period. i'm calling it my 'decompression time'

Margaret said...

Lesley is wise -- and right. I finished a major project last month and now, 3 weeks or so past it, am finally coming 'round but then there are those dawns when you wake, heart pounding, The Voices shouting your 'To DO' list in your ears...So be sure to take time to walk, to nap, to breathe...

handstories said...

i've been scribbling things down in the middle of the night, afraid of losing these scraps of ideas that are running through lately.
intrigued by the blue dots.

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

Feeling overwhelmed is awful but it is nice to have someone at home who understands this craziness and respects it.

india flint said...

Jude's comment resonates here too. going to look for a broom.

mansuetude said...

( channeling a lot of power. )

To be Expected after Orals Wedding Graduation...

Sometimes it feels like being struck by divine lightening. We grab and protect the most our mortal self can carry. Be Greedy but Trust. What seems to be lost, is often later integrated by grace into being.

Be tender with yourself above all.
Gift is Awesome.

wholly jeanne said...

Every day since I finished graduate school, I have felt the clock ticking with new ideas tumbling over each other like puppies in a box, tocking like a finger wagging at me to prioritize, to decide, to choose. And just yesterday, in comes my copy of The Textile Reader. Thanks (tick), thanks (tock), Judy!

Dolores said...

Yes, it is possible to have too many ideas. It stresses me at times and I have to take stock, slow down, maybe do nothing and then begin somewhere.
Breathe.

Sandra said...

I hate that feeling of too many ideas and the urgency that comes with it. I HAVE to do them all and all right now! But there's the family to care for and all the other stuff of living. I have no advice for you.

Jennifer said...

Don't you hate it when that perfect idea flits through your brain in a instant...before you really have time to fully grasp it?

You've worked very hard and played hard. Time to rest and be...and keep the broom handy.

Heather said...

Too many ideas, not enough time. Whenever I go into my little sewing room I get overwhelmed by the potential. If only life wasn't so linear!

saskia said...

I love too many ideas, and at the same time dread them, look at them with distrust, sometimes I make notes and other times I let go and know by now the lasting ideas will keep returning (or perhaps not and it's my mind playing tricks on me)
Nothing is lost (there is always Chaos, and at moments an insightful glimpse)

Penny Berens said...

I understand.

Karen said...

Yes, me too. Hang in there Judy!

Claire said...

Me too. Scattered thoughts and too many unfinished things. Deep breath...