Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ray Bradbury

I have been reading this morning the biographies of Ray Bradbuy. I do like Science Fiction and I remember so clearly as a young teen reading The Illustrated Man.

I thought these quotes from this great author were also applicable to fiber artist.

You can read them all here.
If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong." Or "She's going to hurt me." Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . ." Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down. (Brown Daily Herald. March 24, 1995.)

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.

Enjoy your day and simply - JUMP.

On another note you might really enjoy Nancy Zieman's blog today.
In the second photo you can see several of my quilts that are currently in an exhibit at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum.
The one in the middle of that photo is 60" x 70" quilt called June Jubilee. It looks so small in that great space.
You can also see Illinois Landscape on the bottom left and a little of August Afternoon.


Anonymous said...

I, too, am a Bradbury fan, having read his books when I was a teen. Thanks for pointing us to the other quotes! My favorite one was the one about creativity and thinking. It has tripped me up more times than I can count. I think I'm going to begin jumping instead. Thanks again!

Meg said...

thanks for much for those quotes. they are just wonderful and so on point.

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