Take your time.

February 16, 2020

"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always take your time." Junot Diaz

 

Creating the collage a La Mistinguette Studios is likely the longest time I've spent working on an art project. Not only have I been adding magazine clippings every couple of months for 7 years but some of the images I had already collected and have held onto long before that. It isnt taking so many years due to a lack of content. On the contrary, I have a large pile waiting to be added to the walls but I add only approximately 3-5 images when the time feels right to do so. I'd be lying if I said I was this patient with all of my projects big or small. I'm nonetheless very connected to this project and at no time feel like I'm putting it on the back burner and procrastinating or postponing its completion. Instead, I am enjoying the process of watching it slowly develop. And for that reason it's a nice reminder that some things just require or take more time than others, in life just as in art, and that's by no means a bad thing. Rather, it feels comforting and exciting and also encouraging to stay present and trust the process.

 

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