Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Tiny Bee Project #4- Feathering

I can't believe that I have already been doing A Tiny Bee Project for four weeks and can't tell you how rewarding it has been to do a creative assignment once week.  It's rewarding because I feel sometimes I get so wrapped in other projects and this project can be anything I want it to be.  No limits on creativity.  I think sometimes I worry a lot about my work being good enough and now I am realizing what does being good enough really mean? Good enough to whom? or to what? I think what's refreshing about doing this project is that everything I am making is just me and I am not over thinking anything and focusing more on the making.

This weeks assignment is Feathering and what I immediately thought of was "Birds of a Feather Flock Together. Where do birds flock? The flock on a wire and on a telephone pole.  Since it's fall I know birds are getting together to fly south for the winter but they seem to always congregate over on the phone poles near my house and even though lots of people do art with birds on wire.  Its seems like sometimes I stop myself in making something when I see someone else has already done it- but sometimes I wonder why should I worry about it?  Can't I just draw something or make whatever I want? Does it always have to be an original concept? Then I could get really philosophical and ask is there ever a really original idea?

Next weeks assignment is "North". :) How ever you want to interpret it.

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4 comments:

rooth said...

I'm a big fan of this one and particularly how you've done the telephone pole with the lights coming off of it - I think this is one of my new favourites

Alicia Mackin said...

I love this! What a charming illi!

Ali of Dressing Ken

YeamieWaffles said...

It's crazy you've been doing the project for so long already Erika but cool because as usual this is just awesome!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

i love this. it reminds me of portland. though i am sure it could remind anyone of anywhere, i just never go outside without seeing the crows on the wires, i love it.

i know what you mean about not doing things because other people are. but i have been on the other end of that too. i started making "home is where the heart is" designs with the hearts on maps . . . i obsessed looking online to make sure this hadn't been done elsewhere and it wasn't - now it's everywhere! so now i have vowed to not worry about that anymore.