Monday, January 7, 2013

Idea.


























Hello! What better day than the first Monday of the New Year to resurrect my blog. I have just surfaced from an ocean of words. In fact, I am quite tired of words. But I did have to choose my word for the year, so I am not quite done with words.

I vacillated between "create", "make" and "experience", but, as usual,  in the end I decided on something completely different:  "idea" - the place where everything great, successful, and remotely fun, starts. Then I read this piece, and in particular this paragraph:


"Ideas, in a sense, are overrated. Of course, you need good ones, but at this point in our supersaturated culture, precious few are so novel that nobody else has ever thought of them before. It’s really about where you take the idea, and how committed you are to solving the endless problems that come up in the execution."       (Hugo Lindgren)

Which is quite true, I guess. I mean, my creative life is an illustration of this. Lots of ideas, probably none of them novel, and very little commitment to solving the problems. 


So then I thought that I should maybe change my word to "commit" or "execute", but quite frankly, the first has connotations of Victorian lunatic asylums for me and the second of heads being chopped off in front of toothless old ladies cackling gleefully while knitting baby shawls, s
o no, I am sticking with "idea".

7 comments:

Linda Sue said...

GOOD Idea! and how did you ever get that mole to take you photo looking in on him! Amazing!

Leenie said...

Maybe there is nothing new under the sun but the way you put those things together, My Friend, is very often quite novel and original. I like the way you commit to a new word every year and execute that plan even if you need to chop off a few heads in the process. L.S. said it, "GOOD Idea!" And how DID you get the mole to take your picture?

Leenie said...

So, Miss Wordsmith, should I have put a comma after, "under the sun" and before,"but" or not? (think I shudda)

Sarah said...

A good word to choose-and so appropriate for you as you have so many good ones! I love your felt bowls and their contents and the fabric beads too. Sorry to hear you are so busy-hope it is all over soon and you can have a rest-until the next book! Happy New Year!

frayedattheedge said...

I was going to say "good idea"!!

kendalee said...

You make me laugh! I love the word "idea" - to me it embodies both the notion and the result of the execution... (not in the guillotine-y way!) I can't wait to see what ideas you have and how they materialise!!! xox

kendalee said...

P.S. LOVE the pic!