Sunday, February 14, 2010
The Creative Process
I've taken a similar inner count to ten approach as I begin new creative projects. Teaching myself to sew for one. You'd think I'd completly lose it after the repeated bobbin threadings as I began, or the time I sewed a pocket on upside down and had to pick each individual thread out. You know what? I didn't; just laughed and went on. The process was much more enjoyable. I also like that it's so much more an immediate gratification, when compared to something like knitting that takes me months to complete an afghan. So I can afford to take the time to mess up and figure it out. (though I think I may try to learn crochet, guess I'm a glutton for punishment :)
Yesterday I made a great rice pudding, and for some reason the stars were way out of sync. The rice, for some reason, took forever to absorb. And even though I took pains to carefully tempur my egg, what happened? It of course scrambled when I incorporated it. So taking the same under-react tact, I patiently skimmed all of the scrambled mess out and didn't just pitch the whole pot.
Guess what? It works!