In order to develop as an artist - no matter what the medium - it is important to know yourself well, your likes, your dislikes, your strengths vs your weaknesses. For how can you make progress without this? And, as I get older, I discover that the drive to improve to make progress, in whatever one loves to do, doesn't go away. We are all striving to be just that little bit better! I really think it's part of our genetic make-up ....of course for some it goes awry into a search for more wealth or more power - but that's a whole other issue!!
Most of Bernstein's book isn't relevant to textile artists, but I think his core message is:
"Productive practicing is a process that promotes self-integration".
Well, yes...he does like alliteration too!! That's fine! I love bad puns and split metaphors and all those naughties of the writing world!
So what is practicing in quilt terms? ...yes! the answer is in the title to this blog: Working in a Series.
If you have been, thanks for reading! and do please keep the comments coming!! thank you. Elizabeth
*This class is now available "on demand" at the academyofquilting.com