Sunday, October 12, 2008
I wish I'd thought of that!
I hate to even bring up my uni days...not the most favourite 4 years of my life (crying over assignments, humiliating lecturers, carrying A2 sheets of pasteboard on the bus), but I do remember a particular textiles project where I sewed the outlines of palm fronds and poetic words onto a Bonds tee shirt (yes, i know, how did they let me graduate?). The lecturer rightly hated it and I had to do it again, i think I've blocked the final result from my memory, but I'd like to think that at the last moment I came up with the brilliant Idea of handstitching vintage wallpapers instead, like London's Claire Cole. Why didn't I take a cermaic tea cup and hand stitch that too, rendering it too beautiful and too full of little holes to drink from? When you have a 'why didn't I think of that?" moment, just accept that some people are talented freaks of nature and we should just marvel at the beauty they create instead of being jealous!