Monday, 22 August 2011
On occassions it is good to take time out to reflect and contemplate various parts of our personal and commercial progress.
Now for me is a good time. A few work commitments need to be honoured and then a change in direction for me and my work is wanted and needed.
Having been very fortunate to achieve the goals that I set some years ago with regards to my turning some of these have started to take over and stifle the making process.
This in turn can have adverse effects on me. However instead of looking at these times as a negative I take them as a sign that I am being pulled or gently nudged down a new path. So the only thing to do is to listen to what I am being told and to embrace this, see where it takes me, and just letgo of what I percieve as being the safe option.
This process is frightening and exciting at the same time often yeilds a far richer end result than playing it safe. The trick I have found is just to let go and have faith that all will be well.
There are too many designs/new ideas in my sketch book and head collecting dust, that some prioritising and re-organisation is require before I can embark on this new direction.
It will involve as ever hard work and much thought.
So time out and reflection on my current position/work is needed as I feel at the moment it lacks the depth I feel and know it should have.
Not getting the time to develop my ideas means that turning just becomes a technical process and the work that I have produced to date has not been taken to it's full potential. Looking at new work means time out to search deeper and this can only be done in the mind and not through technique alone.
I will periodically post work and thoughts, but these may be few and far between but hopefully the time to reflect will instigate the changes required.
Needing to clear space also means staying in my own zone for a while and keeping communication to a minimum.
Although I can be contacted via email, it may just take time for me to reply. Of course business will have to carry on as normal and all such enquiries will be answered quickly.
Thank you for your interest to date.
Posted by Mark at 07:26