"Except when you don't. Because sometimes, you won't. I am sorry to say so but, sadly, it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you. You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You'll be left in a lurch." Dr. Seuss
I started this blog entry a few weeks ago . . .
I met with Betsy my mentor again yesterday. I went not knowing how I could possibly succeed. I was overwhelmed with sequencing my images into sets and disheartened by the quality of my larger prints. I thought that all I had created so far this term had been wasted.
I believe Betsy when she says it wasn't all for nothing, I have learned so much this term, this is a process that I needed to go through to push my shooting in a new direction. For years I have been trying to embrace the process over the product. It is something I have pursuing since I met my husband who lives to be in the process. For him the end result is not nearly so important to him and the process of learning and doing.
So as I contemplate what is it that I pull together for our upcoming residency I will have think about how I can demonstrate all the paths that I have explored and somehow weave them together.
"You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin! Dare you stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And if you go in, should you turn left or right... or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go round back and sneak in from behind? Simple it's not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind." Dr. Seuss
So what can I do to pull this all these seemingly unrelated explorations of mine? My challenge, the culmination of my exploration.