Saturday, January 15, 2011

Patterns to Build On

Remnant of my mother's mid-century lamp.

  Palettes at a rural Oregon wood products company.
"green whirlie" put into a pattern.

So....2011.  Just getting around to thinking about it. 
What to do with it...or "make"of it, in terms of artistic pursuits? 

One thing is for certain:  in the absence of time, one must develop proactive patterns of behavior:  positive, repetitive, orchestrated patterns of disciplined behavior that will provide structure and lend strength to a determined course of action.    Hmm....sounds convincing.  I think I just created a mantra for myself.

"I must develop positive, repetitive, orchestrated patterns of disciplined
behavior that will provide structure and lend strength and conviction
to my determined course of action."

 And, of course, it helps to limit one's focus so as not to fall prey to "scattered-itis."


Speaking of patterns and structure, I highly recommend a visit to textile artist Sophie Truong's wonderful website and blog, Stitch and Tickle, where you will find gorgeous photos of her own work and also of an installation of translucent  sculptures of recycled plastic tarps and sheeting made by artist Anna Hepler.  So worth the visits!

Off to repeat my new mantra while I focus on creating!  Hope you are finding time to create this weekend, too.

Thanks for stopping by...



SOiNTOiT said...

thank you for your 'mantra'....what is it that sparks the appeal of love your post (and especially the photo of the bit of lamp!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria,

Thanks for leaving your comment.It's always nice to get a compliment from around the world :-) I love the texture photo's and what you're making of them. Keep it up!

marie-louise said...

Fancy, especially the first one!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi All, Thanks for your nice comments. Regarding the appeal of patterns, well, orderly patterns are always very appealing to me, and random patterns are just soooo intriguing. And the various pattern possibilities given even just one simple "building block" are also so intriguing...I'm hooked!

Anonymous said...

As usual, your posts are wonderful visually and always thoughtful.

Thank you Gloria!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...


Thanks for stopping by. And let me tell you, I have been giving considerable thought to your recent post about your upcoming show, and in particular, the notion of "cultivating one's garden." Especially with respect to today's youth as they navigate our society and the state of the world. Thanks for that post. Best...