|Pecking and scratching in sleet and snow...a bit of wintery weather, afterall...|
The sewing room make-over/ clean-out continues...Last week's little brown chair has now been replaced with a comfortable wing chair (both of which had been stored for use by the "kids." They will never notice). Covered in a beautifully woven wild-duck-design fabric, this chair suits me to a tee. Why didn't I bring it in the first place?
|The sewing machine corner|
More from Molly Peacock's The Paper Garden...Pictured here is Mrs. Delany's rosa gallica, the subject of the flower mosaick which she completed at age eighty in 1780. The main flower of this work is composed of seventy-one pieces, each a separate single color. From among her 985 flower mosaicks, rosa gallica is one of Mrs. D's most famous images, and appears on almost anything that can be adorned with a rose, postcards, note cards, placemats, coasters...
One excerpt from Molly Peacock that made its way into my notes had to do with perfectionism and proficiency. She wrote, "Great technique means that you have to abandon perfectionism. Perfectionism either stops you cold or slows you down too much. Yet, paradoxically, it's proficiency that allows a person to make any art at all; you must have technical skill to accomplish anything, but you also must have passion, which, in an odd way, is technique forgotten."
Something to think about, for I surely do fuss with wanting to make things perfect...even the sewing room!