Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Abby Franquemont doesn’t post very often. But I keep her in my Bloglines reader because when a post does appear, it is generally a winner. And so it was with the post I read today: Go Ahead: Be a Beginner. Here she talks about things that peeve her that people say to and expect (or don’t expect) of beginning spinners. And she also talks about the value of cultivating a beginner’s mindset for even advanced spinners. Abby is a spinner but what she has to say has much truth for me in other parts of my life as well.
In this post, Should I Give Up? Robert Genn addresses this question asked of him by a painter. Genn talks around the problem for awhile, but by the time he reaches the end he has some advice I find useful.
I enjoyed reading Priming Your Mind for Painting by Lori Woodward Simons. It’s a short piece with not much new to say, to me anyway. But I did appreciate one thing she included, and that is quotation from the leader of a recent workshop she took:
I never paint anything unless it resonates emotionally with me.
That is very much how I feel about weaving.