“As an affective state, caring is an embodied phenomenon, the product of intellectual and emotional competencies: to care is to be affected by another, to be emotionally at stake in them in some way. As an ethical obligation, to care is to become subject to another, to recognise an obligation to look after another. Finally, as a practical labour, caring requires more from us than abstract well wishing, it requires that we get involved in some concrete way, that we do something (wherever possible) to take care of another.”—
“…to truly live a creative life means that you will need to experiment in as many different fields as possible. With that challenge, there’s always that risk that as you do, you will leave yourself open to being seen as a dilettante. But I decided that I’d rather try even though it runs the risk of failure.”—Moby
“I want to shake people awake. I want people to look at the material and react to it. I want to make them aware of individual responsibility, both for themselves and for the rest of the human race. It has become easy to be complacent about the world.”—Robert Rauschenberg
“Sometimes the player created a small, private world that was soft and warm and simple. Sometimes hard, and cold, and complicated.”—The Game That Conquered the World. What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality by James Parker (via @faketv)
“A mis-printed jet-pack bunny is so much trash (unless I buy a second machine like a Filabot to remelt my filament). A mis-sewn seam can be ripped out and redone. An old dress can be refashioned into a new one. A favorite vintage piece can be copied. Sewing does not create more waste but, potentially, less, and the process of sewing is filled with opportunities for increasing one’s skills and doing it over as well as doing it yourself. What are quilts, after all, but a clever way to use every last scrap of precious fabric?”—3D Printers Have a Lot to Learn from Sewing Machines by Alexandra Lange (via Dezeen)
“Grecolaborativo is a full-family collaboration, a couple creating textile art, costumes, installations, video, conceptual art, and social practice art with their teenage daughter and son. We are feral teachers, transdisciplinary learners, internet librarians, and idea sommeliers. We ask a lot of questions. We make things. We are comfortable in studios, museums, libraries, and classrooms. We love to play. We work well with others. We enjoy long walks, exploring, and conversation. We appreciate the slow and the small. We speak Spanish and English.”—Grecolaborativo
“When my hands are busy, my mind is at peace. I can have conversations with my friends, family, the other people in the waiting room while I applique away. I like to make and it allows me to squeeze in a little bit of making time when life is busy and time is short. Most obviously, it’s fabric and thread - two of my favorite things.”—Erin Harris
Creative work involves constant problem solving, fixing, and refining. When you’ve developed a level of expertise in what you’re doing, it gets easier because you can more easily predict what will go wrong and you’ve acquired enough skills to correct errors mid-stream.
In order to develop that expertise, though, you have to continually choose to persevere.
Trabajo creativo requiere una constante solución de problemas, reparando, y refinando. Cuando uno ha llegado a un nivel de experiencia en lo que se hace, es más fácil porque uno puede predecir más fácilmente lo que puede ir mal y ya se ha adquirido suficientes habilidades para corregir errores en el medio del proceso.
Para desarrollar esa experiencia, se debe elegir ser perseverante constantemente.