week-end report, week 11, 2013

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not. [sigh

week 11 2013,

[1] something holds it all together

Something is holding it all together, some subtle you-can't-see-it force, and what that is:  changes. Or, is it just made of many different things each taking its turn to be the source of cohesion, perseverance, direction?

[2] it's not someone.

it's more than one. what holds it together. it's not a person.

[3] it's like an idea, but not exactly.

Well, what exactly is an idea?

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week-end report, week 10, 2013

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.

week 10 2013

[1] stillness

...just stand still and let a space open up around you.

[2] How far could you go?

If...what?

What do you need? What would it take?
And then: How far could you go?

[3] It's all mirrors.

Solipsism, or just how it works? (most of the time)

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week-end report, week 09, 2013

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.

week 09 2013, scaffolding city 217

[1] the same

Everything you do is the same, is the same thing. May as well do it the same way. What way would you choose then?

[2] adults

It doesn't worry me as much as it used to, to be the adult in the room. Though, I think I'm using the same sense of responsibility as I had at 10 years old. Doesn't feel any different.

[3] the air

Once when I was in someone's small, private plane, I really felt it, that nothing is holding you in the air. How pointless it was      to grip the armrests when turbulence     hit.     How I hadn't considered the air,      much less the pilot      or the plane.

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scaffolding city, shot 217

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week-end report, week 08, 2013

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.

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[1] when it's new, every little move forward turns you on

Something as simple as printing your own company's checks for the first time can totally turn you on. When it's new, and it's yours, moments like that light up your sense of sovereignty and possibility. Nice!

[2] it's mixed-media art

All of it. Maintaining the books, establishing process...I'm piecing it together. When it works: mixed-media art. ...don't read that as bullshit: there are more sides to making it happen than you might think is all I'm saying. And, like making art, it'll take perseverance to see it through.

[3] I rarely don't see art or an opportunity

Those times. Those times when I don't, they're in-between beats, time for a nap.

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week-end report, week 07, 2013

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.

week 07 2013, window 0013

[1] you don't know who you're talking to

You don't know what would be significant for them. Relief. Surprise. Progress. Disappointment. Connection....Which was it? What just happened there? You don't know.

[2] you have to turn it on first

Until you flip the switch and actually try it out, you don't know whether it will work. You don't know how it will feel, what it will produce, or what effect it will have on others. The product, your producing it, or your reaction to it.

Until you use it in your hands, and experience it for yourself, that way, in your hands. Until then, you don't know whether it will work. Or what working will mean to you. 

[3] the save button

Sometimes my favorite moment is just that simple. Save. Call it. Decide. Exhale.

It's all going to start over, or shift completely, tomorrow anyway. Enjoy the silent click there before it passes.

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