I journal mornings with stream of consciousness exercises,
and participate in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday whenever I have time. I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art! You can join us!
The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “choices.”
Base your post on the subject of making small, uneventful choices. Enjoy!
“Small uneventful. choices?”
I got nothing… so my small choice for this morning is to follow my stream of consciousness for ten minutes and see where it takes me.
As I am in the middle of doing my taxes I am seeing where small choices last year took me — and wow, how much ink I bought last year. I think I need a New Year’s Resolution not to buy so much ink… or a budget. Color is hard to resist. For an artist, you may not even know how you are going to use it but it doesn’t matter, you have to be immersed in the stuff. I love color. Deep bright bold pure clear colors, and all those murky shades of grey. If I had it to do over again — this life — I might go into the ink-making business.
Become a color expert. A scientist that is immersed in color. When we are young it is the wrong time to make these choices, we don’t know enough. If you don’t know about a job how can you make a choice that will effect your entire life? I didn’t choose poorly,
I just didn’t love what I chose. Not in the long run.
Being an architect was not very creative because the clients rarely allow you freedom to make creative choices within the parameters of their needs. They want to micro manage and more than once I wanted to give them what they asked for to teach them a lesson. Round Chinese red door and white picket fence and cedar shingles to live in… they can’t imagine what it will look like so they want all these Better-Homes-and-Gardens things but they don’t realize that they designers who ended up exciting their imaginations were allowed to make choices without being encumbered by no vision or bad taste.
Or you have a beautiful design and the owner decides to call his wife in and inevitably they muck it up, making changes, changes they cannot imagine in the space and they look horrid and cause all kinds of damage to the design function.
I would have enjoyed architecture without people in it!
I make the best choices when I lead with my heart. Look at falling in love with Mitchell… Best choice, all heart choice. Or letting too many cats in our lives…
Timer went off. I guess I wrote a bit about choices anywho.
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