Yes! I have been spending some real time in my lab (or studio, or whatever you want to call the place that I go to create and work out ideas) and with all the changes and challenges that have come in the past year, I have begun to notice a theme: transformation. It is not enough, it seems, to feel inspired and to sit down to create. More often than not these days some “old” idea comes to the forefront of my consciousness asking to be looked at, considered and worked on again. It is asking to be transformed. And so I listen and I consider. I respect that some ideas are worth breathing new life into, allowing them to shed old skin and begin again. It is also a metaphor for my inner (and outer) life, as well. I, too, am being transformed.
It might seem boring or uninspired to look at defunct or “out of circulation” designs with reworking in mind. I mean, why look back? Haven’t these thoughts, these works, already had their day? Aren’t there enough new ideas to burn brightly in the psyche that compel one to give them life while leaving the old behind? Well, maybe. But contrary to what I might have once believed, it *is* inspiring to see with new eyes and bring a new perspective. And so that’s what I am doing alongside working on some new formulations. It’s a whole new way of experiencing the creative flow.
The first of these “remixes” will be ready to launch any time now, but I want to save delving into more detail for another post (soon). For today, I am just happy to share a moment in the flow with my blog peeps and say hello.
I hope that your day is filled with new beginnings~
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