Monday, April 21, 2008

Break Through

I need a break through.......Pooring my soul into my work,this is my intention my vision my love and my joy.But sometimes.....So hard.....To focus.....My mind is going in so many directions and there are so many distractions and obstacles in my way.Or are there? Maybe I see obstacles where there are none or I make them bigger than they are.

I want this to be easier but nothing comes easy.Is that really a fair statment, Nothing comes easy?

I need a break through.....I'll keep searching.....Sometimes I search to hard and this is an obstacle.Sometimes its right there and I want to make it harder to see than it is.

Self-sabotage? Yes totally.

When one door closes I am so focused on that closed door I cant see the next door that has opened for me.And as it slowly closes, waiting for me to notice,I finally see it and slip through the crack befor the door is shut. I cant believe it took me that long to notice the new open door.

Break through.........I've got it!

What are your break through moments? Where are you, what are you doing? Lets share......

To break through days! Lisa


Andrew Thornton said...

Hey guys! It's been a while. I hope you all are well and good.

I think that break through moments are always best seen in hindsight. Sometimes when you're caught up in the moment, struggling with whatever obstacle, it doesn't seem like it will amount to very much. All it seems like is a lot of work and a lot of pain. But later, when time passes and the Plan is a little bit more revealed, everything seems to make a little more sense. Everything seems to fall in line and all doors open.

Personally, I think I've only had a handful of experiences when I felt as though I was granted the foresight to see everything clearly, as though I was looking back at everything with perfect objective reason. Most of them are way too private to write about in a public forum, but each included a remembrance of what was important to me and how I had to secure whatever it was that I wanted.

In any event, I've got to jet. Thanks for letting me know about your blog move. I would have been checking your other blog site for ages complaining about how you all never update. I'm glad that I can check up on you all more now!

Cynthia Thornton said...

Hi there!
Love the pic of Tony! I've heard artists grow the most during trying times. Sometimes its good to step back and look at things from a different perspective. I haven't made a painting in a year. I haven't felt it. Art is like that, sometimes it feels as though it has abandoned you, but there it is, hibernating, waiting for something to wake it up.

kvk jewelry said...

Hi Kids!
I'm thinking my biggest breakthrough in recent memory was a couple years ago - my work had gotten crazy complex and convoluted and just plain too much. I took a break for a month or so when Dave's mom was visiting and after that, I couldn't go back to what I was doing. Then I just stopped working entirely - that was January and February 2006 - and hunkered down with piles of books and music and a select group of videos. I poured over Andy Goldsworthy everything, Japanese gardens and folk pottery, Maya Lin architecture - rustic and minimalist seemed to be the theme.

Out of that came the body of work that launched my current jewelry successes. Now that it's been a couple of years, I'm finding myself drawn back to more complex forms. I'm hoping that as this new work evolves it will still be informed by one of my favorite themes - Occam's Razor ... the simplest answer is usually the right answer.

ttfn - kathy

Lynn said...

Glad to have found your new web pages!

$ said...

I think break through and break away are linked, as Tony's post and these comments suggest.

I also think that the process is always going on, like soup simmering on a stove. You mix up all the ingredients, turn on the burner, and walk away. If you sit and watch the pot, it doesn't make soup any faster, and it makes you crazy. By walking away, doing something else occupies your mind, condenses the time required in your perception to make soup. You come back later and the simmering has done its work, blended all the flavors and you have something that can fill you up. If the simmering has gone on so long that you don't even remember what you threw in the pot, (which at 42 I find is mostly the case with me) then tasting that soup can feel like a break through.

Anyway, loved meeting you both at the bead show this weekend. Corrie as a marketing idea she'd like to try with your work, featuring it in her photographic self portraits.

Blessings, SH

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