Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle being revealed……

‘As we go about our daily lives, just like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle being revealed, the seed of an idea can pop up with more information.    It’s vital to record these ideas, because even when we think we couldn’t possibly forget a moment of inspiration…..we can’        From my book ‘The Apple Exercise’

Self portrait – circa 1989 – mixed media 

Scan 107

A Bientôt

24 thoughts on “Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle being revealed……

  1. Athena

    Beautiful post Janet, you inspire me to write things down. I seem to always get the great ideas just before I nod off to dreamland and then I can’t remember in the morning! damn 🙂

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning and thank you for the comment….I keep pen and paper by the bed for those middle of the night insights….because I can never remember them in the morning! Very frustrating. Have a lovely and creative day…janet. 🙂

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  2. Peter Wells aka Countingducks

    The portrait is so interesting with that “View within a view” quality about it which I always find so fascinating. I too find I often have good ideas at some unearthly hour and experience tells me that if I don’t get up and write them straight away, the life has gone out of them by morning, even if I can remember what I was thinking, which is not always the case. 🙂

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Sometimes I think I come up with an idea which I couldn’t possibly forget….however, experience has taught me, that I usually do unless I write it down….enjoy the day…janet:)

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  3. teagan geneviene

    I love this one Janet — it’s so fitting for the words of your post too.
    I’m terrible about having that instant of inspiration that pops into my head in a flash… but is just as quickly gone. Mega hugs!

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  4. snowbird

    Oh yes, iseas must be written down or they float off on the wind. What an interesting painting, I can see a cat and many other things….the more I look the more I find and it seems to be constantly changing!xxx

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Thank you, Dina…another self portrait painted at a very important time in my life and career….and yes so much going on:) Enjoy the day and this very autumn like weather. xxx

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  5. ShimonZ

    I do love your apple exercise, and play with the idea continuously… but what you say here is the core of the artistic experience, and your illustration is beautiful. Have a beautiful day, my dear. xxx

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  6. Jet Eliot

    Fantastic idea — a jigsaw self-portrait, wonderfully creative Janet. I appreciate the encouragement of writing down our ideas and inspirations, too, and couldn’t agree more. Lovely.

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