Why do I make books?
I had the most interesting conversation recently.
I was talking about my focus on making blank books and how I struggle with creating one-of-a-kind pieces with content. As a result, I sometimes feel pessimistic about my work.
The response I received was rather wonderful.
She told me that creativity is, in itself, optimistic. It’s my optimism that creates the book. Creating and selling blank books is counting on the customer’s optimism in filling up the pages.
Filling in a blank page = creativity = optimism.
You’d think that the art therapist in me would have caught on to this sooner.
I am looking at my work in a whole new light today.