February 11, 2008

courage and creativity

"But courage and creativity are linked, for all serious creation requires intellectual courage. It is frightening to enter your workroom early in the morning and face an empty canvas, a blank sheet of paper, or a score sheet, knowing that must inscribe the marks of a completely original work. The fact that you have done it before helps, if only in the sense that you know you can do it. But this never quite removes the fear."
~Paul Johnson, Creators

the daunting  work of creation

Bugger. I had already written this quote to post today when I got some discouraging news. The play for which I was hoping to intern (in costumes) this summer was cancelled. I'm not sure where that leaves me - I'll have to email my contact and see if they'd still be needing an intern. I hadn't even filled out the aps yet, but I've been looking forward to it for some time so it's discouraging nonetheless.

On a happier note, thank you all for the ENcouraging comments on my latest dress. Some people expressed interest in techniques for sewing with knits, so I may post that soon. Take care all!

7 comments:

Mary-Laure said...

I love your pic of the scissors and the measuring tape. The shots are so close that you can feel the textures, the cold metal.

meg said...

I have been turning that quote around in my head since I read it here. So good and such a freeing and encouraging thought-- namely, that it is okay to be overwhelmed by a blank canvas.

bery said...

Hey--I espied this randomly, and it made me think of you, mostly because of that one blouse that made you say you needed to marry a button-maker! ;) Not that I need to be contaminating your creative process with other people's work...

elegantmusings said...

Oh dear... That's too bad! :p I hate when that happens: something I was *really* looking forward to is canceled. :(

Love the photo, btw! ;)

Skornfield said...

I'm sorry the play got canceled! that's sad. and I love your photography. The framings are lovely

blazedanielle said...

Oh I absolutely love this quote! I am planning on waking up early tomorrow and working on blank paper, so I will have to remember this quote!

I am sorry to hear that the play was cancelled... That is just too bad. :( Oh well, when one door closes, another opens! ;)

Hope you are having a great weekend!

abby said...

Sorry to hear about the cancellation-but maybe this opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for you. Your dress is absolutely amazing, my dear-have you thought about making more and selling them....?