Sunday, December 4, 2011

What's In A Name

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...

I am curious. How do you title your work? Does the title come first, or the piece? The old chicken and egg sort of thing. Maybe it is different every time? The titles for my pieces just pop into my head--most of the time. Once in a while, I literally dream it up. And I would say that the titles are mostly after the fact. I rarely have to think about it very long. It is like the title is already there--waiting.
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2 comments:

deanna7trees said...

I rarely name my pieces. not really a necessity because I don't enter them. they either are given as gifts or stay here with me. the pieces that do have names have come mid-stream. while working on the piece, it just pops into my head. love how you put your latest as a banner.

Lisa Kerpoe said...

Great question. My names usually come once the piece is complete. And they don't come easily. I have done some initial planning for my next series, however, and they all have names already. Hmmm - maybe this will be my new approach.