Taking My Own Advice Again
My words can be wiser than I am.
Sometimes I'll re-read an instructable, a recommendation letter or an explanation of a project that I wrote- and I am struck dumb. What would happen if I applied this information to other areas of my life? What would it be like to actually take my own advice?
The last 2 weeks have been rough. There's been a lot of grieving and family relationship stuff that is hard, very real, and incredibly boring. My work has been on display in new ways, both the mobility art and the e-book I've been working on. It's good and awful and exciting and nerve-wracking all at once. The stress level jumped up several notches, and it's been hard to concentrate. It took me way too long to write up my last Instructable, but I finally got it out. And then, a few days later, I re-read one of the steps.
"If you're in doubt, start with a simple first step. Ideas will come to you as you work so you can move on to the next step, and the next, and the next. Working on the project will give you ideas and inspiration that you can't imagine while in the planning process."
Surprise, surprise. That information is useful for so much more than sculpting faces. Maybe it's time to pay a little more attention to what I'm writing.
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A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.