These words struck me today
The first sign of disintegration — in a writer — is that the writing loses the unique stamp of his/her character, & loses its inner light.
I think it can apply to all sorts of creative endeavors and is a good reminder. Something (else) to be vigilant about.
It was written by Ted Hughes to his aspiring teen age daughter/writer- and daughter of Sylvia Plath. I have been following the blog Brain Pickings and have been enjoying the reading there. I love letters- they are so revealing…
Introducing the post, Maria writes:
“Read good books, have good sentences in your ears,” the poet Jane Kenyon counseled in what remains some of the sagest advice to write and live by. But if literature is essential to our moral development, as Walt Whitman believed, and reading enlarges our humanity, as Neil Gaiman asserted, then attunement to good sentences is vital not only to our writing style but to our core sensibility of character.
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“Inner light” struck me as I have been working on this piece incorporating an earlier “traveling moon” and some other small bits of indigo cloth. The moon leads the way, just stitching and adding intuitively, lighting the path as I go.
In between, I had a little time this week to make a couple of sets of indigo sky cloth and a moon for each. Just 2 in the shop…for now. Maybe someone wants to start something…