" It doesn't make the slightest difference where you begin."
I wrote this quote on index cards and posted it all over my room. If I am brushing my teeth, I can look up and see these words. When I am getting dressed, I see the words taped to my mirror. On the way downstairs I see them again close to the door. I want to be reminded that you do not have to begin at the beginning. A week or so ago, I went to the hospital with all of my current projects finished. Not a good idea because when I came home to recover, starting something new seemed too exhausting. I kept thinking about it, but in the end. I would read another book instead. Flipping through the pages of a new book by Sherill Kahn, I found directions for making twisted silk cords. That sounded like fun. I have a stash of silk scarves I buy at thrift stores to use in art projects. I cut several of them into strips, soaked them in water, pinned an end to the ironing board and then started twisting and ironing the strips dry. Very cool! I cut somemore and twisted somemore. I thought of all the things I could use them for and then I thought of an idea for a piece and started working on it. Soon, I was painting, sewing cutting and arranging. I am "beginning".