Any of us who have carved stamps have experienced the pleasure of repeated patterns. Looking at samples of professionally-produced objects with striking surface designs can send (some of) us diving under the bed for that box of inky rubber images.
|Top two photos, Print and Pattern. Lower two, mine.|
I think the message today, for me and for anyone else in whom these, or other creative themes resonate, is do not give up on your dreams. Our art destiny may circle us like a shy suitor of junior high school vintage, beginning its approach almost out of sight, gradually spiraling in closer until we are face to face and somebody has to say something. When asked if we would like to dance, the word YES makes a lovely answer. There is everything to win, really nothing to lose. So many choice and, I hope with all my heart, time to explore them all.