Saturday, June 9, 2007

Thought for the Day

Just quickly, as I've got to run to Little League games this morning...
This quote, by artist Shelley Hocknell, really struck me.

"To me it’s a form of meditation, similar in principal to painting and climbing - overcoming your perceptions of what you are (or are not) capable of doing, by mentally relaxing in a challenging situation and allowing yourself to succeed, rather than ‘trying hard’ and often failing."

She's talking about something called "slacklining", but what I like is the idea of overcoming my perceptions (often limiting) and learning to relax in a challenging situation. I'm not likely to find myself slacklining anytime soon, but as my adventures and challenges mostly take place in my studio, I found this inspiring.

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