Saturday, December 4, 2010
PERSPIRATION INCUBATION DISTILLATION INSPIRATION CLARIFICATION EVALUATION
In the Perspiration phase, we will use the other phases for feedback as we produce, and what we learn will be used or not. Because we often have a deadline, we feel some pressure at this time to grab whatever is left of our vision in order to include it in the final product. As the work progresses, self doubt may arise, and we might lose sight of the original inspiration. I think this is the point at which many sewers lose interest in their creations, and the whole project feels flat. We blame it on small shortcomings in the work, or on not liking to do buttonholes...but I think it is because we do not honor the pace inherent in this creative process.
This phase asks us to be persistent and faithful to our original intention. I find that I sometimes need to remind myself of my original joy felt during the inspiration phase, and the almost sensual reaction to analysis during the evaluation phase. I must remind myself that I trusted my judgment then, and so can trust myself now.
Does any of this resonate with you in your particular field or hobby or avocation?
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