01 October 2013

Birds going round in circles

I wouldn't really say that 'going round in circles' applies to me at all [a phrase defined here as using a lot of time and effort trying to do something, without making any progress]. However, since drawing these three birds on a plate, the idea presented itself, aroused my curiosity and here I am exploring it, albeit briefly (not wishing to spend a lot of time and effort on the subject).

It has led me to ponder the idea of progress (vs wasted effort) and how one measures it (progress). As an artist, I like spending time on something (with something), exploring, getting to know, experimenting, trial and error etc ... all a necessary part of the creative process. Sometimes you do go round in circles, coming back to the starting point, but generally with a new point of view, or perhaps (hopefully) a deeper understanding and the urge to try something new.

This is progress! 


Blogger blandina said...

Nice post, so true.

05 October, 2013  
Blogger Anthea Carboni said...

Thanks for your comment Blandina. I hope I don't sound too flippant in writing about these things - there are always ups and downs in the creative sphere (as in life) and I am thankful for the moments when things are going well.

06 October, 2013  

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