The lecture was about imagination and the creative process. When I look back and try to remember things I often realise that all I remember are short glimpses of conversations or situations. Then my imagination helps to fill out the gaps and turn my memories into stories.
I think that the things we remember or know are just fragments. We need to connect them in order for it to make sense. We create an understanding. The tool we have to make the connection is our imagination.
One of the things I learned at the lecture is that modern science says that adults have more imagination then children. The explanation is that adults have more experience and that´s essential for the imagination.
Does any of this make sense? Any thoughts on this?
Anyway, back to the embroidery. I've decided that I need to connect my fragments. So more stitching ahead. And I'm going to put my imagination into use :-)
17 February 2008
This is my TIF piece so far. Wasn't planing to do any more stitching but yesterday I went to a lecture that made me think differently.