Saturday, June 9, 2007


So far in my mosaics class, I've completed 3 projects. I think I've improved and learned something new with each one. And I love the whole process completely-

But today, I was starting on my next project, which is going to be a frame for a sketch my friend, Willie, drew of me. He drew the sketch when I was performing a song I wrote called "Not Enough Time"- which is about Mom. He even wrote, "Not Enough Time" at the bottom of the picture. For the first time so far in mosaics, I didn't just dive right into my project. In fact I sat there without an idea of what I wanted to do during class for well over an hour.

I think this block came from having a fear that my frame won't be cool enough for Willie's sketch, or sweet enough for my mom's memory. I (of course) want this to be my best project yet. Not just my best, but actually, THE best project EVER. And that kind of expectation created a big fat BLOCK.

So my teacher gave me some ideas and told me of some sites to check out. I went home and as I looked around on the internet, I also started thinking. This pressure I had created had taken the fun out of things for me earlier today. Mom would not be cool with that at all! Mom would tell me to just START and to have fun- And then for sure, it will become a beautiful thing I know she would be proud of.

I can't WAIT to go back to my class on Tuesday and GET GOING on my frame!

1 comment:

Rrramone said...

And Willie would not be cool with that either. ;-) He would want you to have some major FUN making this frame.

And I am honored! Can't wait to see it. :-)))