2 Jan 2011
I made a square of woven paper today. I worked it out in my head a few days ago, and finally sat down to make it this afternoon. Sometimes I do more thinking than doing. I often come up with ideas in my head and sometimes make notes and diagrams, but I always forget that it's the making that helps you learn new things. For example, today I discovered that I actually like the plain woven back more than the patterned front, so next time I will try a simpler pallet of solid colours with different textures.
It's the testing of existing ideas that creates new ideas, and I need to do more of this.
So... I'm setting myself the challenge to create something every single day this year. It might be something made out of paper or fabric, cooking, or a photo I've taken... Some things might take more than one day to create, but on those days I will document what I've worked on so far. I don't know if I'll stick to it every single day, but I will try my hardest. I'm determined to make 2011 my most productive year so far!