Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Better late than never...

Impulse solo trip to Ireland. One of the top 10 biggest "love's" so far!

Hello! For about a year now I have been mulling over starting my own blog. The name was never quite right, nor the subject, so I kept stalling, and stalling and stalling some more. Then I got hooked on following blogs, and found this gem of a quote from the book "Art & Fear"...(as quoted by Jordan Ferney of "Oh Happy Day." read her great interview here!)

The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality.
His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot—albeit a perfect one—to get an “A”.
Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work—and learning from their mistakes—the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.

So it's time to get started. No more dead clay! (As a perfectionist I am an expert at theorizing myself into an inactive stupor!) . This is blog just for me about stuff I love. Love to eat, love to see, love to wear, love to experience, and love to share. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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