Sunday, February 7, 2010
Birds~ Lori Singer
Birds~ sewing project~ Lori SInger
For me there is nothing more rewarding than learning, and I love how my life has set me up to be a forever student. There is no shame in not being a master, in fact, being a novice is often a great place to be. It's awe-inspiring to think of all the things there are to learn and wonderful that I have found so many wonderful people to be my teachers. I just love the feeling of conquering a new task or goal and being successful in my own eyes. It's the small milestones that bring me great joy and I love how the creative live offers a life time of learning without mastery. I think if Art were about mastery most Artist would have long given up. I don't know that I will ever be a skillful master of anything, but I take great pride in being and sharing the learning experience with those I am surrounded by.
Today, I mastered the art of the most basic beginning sewing tasks, with a very old sewing machine and no manual. I remembered how to thread a bobbing, perhaps after years of watching my mom do so and with almost a 30 year break. The real challenge was figuring out how to thread the second thread and needle. I did it and then sewed six bird wings for the school play. So here are a few photos of todays success. The wings are still in the design process, but I did sew a few straight lines! Hoo Ray!!
Cheers to new learning! Never be ashamed to begin or be a beginner! Just let the ego take a vacation and create!