Saturday, January 07, 2012

searching for this year's direction

today's ruminate is a Jacob Sheep -- an ancient (yeah, THAT Jacob, as in Biblical) breed that has two sets of amazing horns and a really great fleece that has several colors in it

he's been chosen for this year's series of "ruminations" just because I recently spent some time carding some of this fleece so I can do some spinning (to be followed with some knitting -- and felting)

but back to the point

on one of my email lists, there has been a great deal of discussion the past week on the choosing of a word for the year -- the point being to have a focus and direction for one's artistic pursuits for the year -- it's kind of like making New Year's resolutions

it has been interesting reading

and at this point, I have no idea what sort of word I would choose

I am thinking about direction, however

a year ago I was thinking about trying to find a way to have the opportunity to do a solo show of my work somewhere

little did I realize that a year later I would have had my work on display in two different branch libraries within less than a year of expressing that idea

which leaves me in the "searching for an achievable goal" mode right now

who knew what actually achieving your goal would set up

I need to think about this a while longer


Vivian Helena said...

interesting about the sheep. I have llama's but have not found where to send the "hair", or if it is any good.. pretty dusty here in Ca. right now no rain.

Kay Dennison said...

Glad to see you post!!!

I have faith that you will do good things this year!!!