Scraps of Serendipity


How to make a decision, how to avoid paralysis of overhwelm, when there are a hundred gazillion options, how does that work?

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Cos here we are, right, in the 21st Century, and if you’re reading this I’m figuring you’re someplace a little bit like here. A place where art supplies are available in more colours, more media, more super-doopy newly formulated zingyness, more variety than you can shake a stick at. 

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And even when you’re on a strict self-imposed use-what-you-got-already-before-buying-more-at-the-art-store diet….. there’s no still shortage of choice. Especially not when you’re compelled to repurpose just about anything into art.

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Scraps of Serendipity. Love it when that happens!

Lately I’ve taken to limiting what I can use to the scraps that are on my work table. These tubes of paint I didn’t put away after last time, these nibbles of torn paper. These choices were made by a previous me, and today’s ingenuity is tasked to find a new way to combine them.

 

3 thoughts on “Scraps of Serendipity

  1. I find self imposed challenges like what you are doing now helps us be more creative. It is also a way for us to use those materials/things that we seldom use or have not explored a lot yet. Still, the siren call of getting new materials is a thing that is very difficult to ignore. 🙂

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  2. I like your approach to materials Eph. It always annoyed me when I would receive a list of ‘required’ (and expensive) art materials for classes and then find we barely used half. When I gave workshops the first day was introducing the visual challenge and then leaving it open to the participants how they might solve it and with what materials.

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