"firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition" (Dictionary.com)
|IAST #261 Tile by Adele Bruno, CZT|
There is a story behind this tile and it has to do with determination, persistence, and a good measure of humility.
I was determined to begin year six by completing a tile for the IAST #261. I drew the string lines and began tangling Hexonu in the lower left hand space. It went so far off course that I decided to blacken in the entire section to cover up any trace of the mangled tangle. I added perfs to one string line and 3-Loops-6 to the other and then abandoned the tile.
The next day, trying to make peace with my effort, I added Hexonu and a few other details and then missed my own deadline for Monday's post. Ugh!
Nothing about it seemed worthy of keeping, except the nagging feeling that I should follow through and make something, anything of it.
This morning, I gave it a go again. The large black space looked a bit too stark, so I added some tangles in white. Aura, shading, and a few details transformed it into an acceptable piece.
My takeaways ~
Is every tile a masterpiece? Yes - just by virtue of that fact that you created it.
Does every tile flow in that zen-like way? No - but thankfully most of them do.
Is it worth the time and effort to push through creative blocks? Yes - even when the finished piece doesn't live up to your usual standards.
The process endures and persistence pays off.