Time Hole (39/52)


I fell down another hole in time but it’s All OK Now.

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I jumped. I was down there from some time, lurking
(it happens from time to time. Do you do this too?)

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I’ve learned to TRUST I’ll fumble my way out eventually.
I follow my instincts and they lead me back to where I left off.

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It’s a case of just ALLOWing. Letting go.
(Which reminds me – I’ve been reading this.)

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There’s a lot about perspective…
Seeing the same thing from a different angle, a different approach.

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What matters most…

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Since I started this project back in January,
every week has entailed some sort of variation on the same theme:

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There’s been doodles and scribble, lists and lyrics,
Notes to me-in-the-future, that’s to say,
to me-in-the-now from a-previous-me-in-the-past

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There’s been a whole lot of mess and color.

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(In that sense, no different from any other of my years, I guess)

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This is the first time I’ve been disciplined to do the
same/similar thing consistently every week, for
39 consecutive weeks at this point, and still going strong

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I’m just behind on showing you, so there will be a
flurry of catching up over the next short little while.

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So this was that week then, the next week then will
follow in a blink of a thing. Hold onto your hats.

Seeing through new eyes


Over the last couple of years, my perspective has shifted. Like after an epiphany, I began to see differently. Expectations and assumptions either altered or vanished.

I’ve always enjoyed the process, creating, painting, etc-ing…. but inevitably it would go wrong and be set aside (that paper/fabric/material etc was expensive/so nice before I ruined it… for these reasons I can’t through it away. Haunted by a residual value… It must remain as a warning not to repeat this mistake. It must fester. It can sit there stewing in guilt, shame, regret). Weeks, months, years would pass. These ghosts of ideas would move house with me. Boxed up past failures.

Art school taught me to question these feelings, the judgemnents I made. Finally I found out why I’d kept so many of these past attempts: they weren’t wrong, they just weren’t finished!. They took a detour from the path I’d imagined for them, but that didn’t mean their journey was over.

Through these ‘new eyes’, I see possibility in so many places. This week I’ve been playing with water – as bits of dyed paper lie about my work space, often splashed and used to dry wet brushes, I came to notice how the dried watermarks disrupted the pigments of the dye/ink. This had to be investigated further…..!

Water brushes are the perfect tool for this!


The moral to this story? Keep playing! Keep on swimming! 😀