Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Good Dr. Was Right

The good Dr. (Seuss) was right... UNslumping yourself is NOT easily done.

I've been in a bit of a tatting slump lately.  Things have been busy, I've been sleepy, and I've either MISread, MISinterpreted or MISapplied the instructions to the patterns I have chosen to try.  I've been doing alot of unpicking and/or SNIPPING.  For all my effort, I have nothing to show but this dot...

I made my dot because one of my FAVORITE kids' books is "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds.  The story begins at the end of a little girl's art class and finds her sitting at her desk staring at a blank piece of paper.  Her teacher encourages her to, "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."  Frustrated, she jabs her paper and makes a dot.  Her teacher then surprises her by saying simply, "Now sign it."  When she goes to her art class again and finds her framed dot hanging on the wall, she is inspired... and the story goes from there...  I REALLY enjoy that book!

So here is MY dot to remind ME to keep trying and see where it takes me... and I signed it.


Fox said...

Dots are good!

They are at the centre and you cannot get anywhere without being at that dot in the beginning!

So, congratulations on being at the start of some terrific, percolating creativity! Oh yeah!
Fox : )

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thanks for the encouragement Fox - I hope to be percolating away soon! If I can get even ONE of my harebrained schemes to work, I'll be cookin' with gas!
:) Ann

Gina said...


Martha said...

I was not familiar with this book, but I found a video online where the Peter Reynolds reads "The Dot," and it's a charming little story.

Don't get discouraged -- everyone has moments like this. Usually when this happens to me, I take a little break and when I come back to my project I'm able to take a fresh look at it and things just seem to fall into place.

I'm going to remember "The Dot" the next time I am blocked.

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you Gina!

Hi Martha!
Don't worry, I'm not down in the dumps, just a slump. Haven't had much time to give anything my undivided attention and the leaf I have been trying requires nothing less. I'm glad you like the book - I think it's a great story!

:) Ann

Isdihara said...

You have succeeded already! That is the most inspirational blog post I have ever read!

I must go find that video online Martha mentioned so I can experience this story for myself.

And make a dot!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you Isdihara!
I LOVE that book! It just makes me happy! If you weren't able to find the video, I'll ask Martha where it was.
:) Ann