This week we were prompted to take a photo that expressed the word we picked to guide us for 2013. This year I am choosing the phrase DIG DEEPER. It is actually a line from the popular TV show Bones but it popped into my mind the minute I thought about a word for 2013. For me it has so many nice, encouraging suggestions for getting more into anything that I am doing,. I wrote about this briefly in my New Year's Day post. At that time, and still, I am very interested in making clay beads. I kind of set a rule for myself as I make them, following the dig deeper idea-- that I would make a bead and then make 10 of them to see where the design idea would lead to. It was fun to see an idea evolve and a bead shape change as I went along. I think that creativity needs time and a loosening of inhibitions. I often engage in a similar activity when I am hand painting my ceramic work. I will start with some colors and do a number of little pieces that are a warm up before I really get going. Dig Deeper is also going to mean for me that I do some in depth seed beading pieces and let new shapes and forms come to life. How will it apply to my daily life. Easy! I need to dig deeper into getting my living and work spaces better organized and less cluttered.
You can see what all the other participants have come up with here.