hello all! time for shari and my documentary project.
this weeks work was chosen by shari . UNDONE.
things left undone become the stars of our to do list. often i leave things undone until the very last minute. how about you?
our neighbor's house is being painted. the ladder left behind signals that things are still undone.
this photo reminds me that there will always be more thing to do. one thing that is out of place, calling out "what about me?" life has become a neverending list of things left undone.
incomplete, undone, and seeking my true self, my true purpose. can we, as humans, ever be complete? finished? done?
thank you so much for visiting our project.
[my thread balls always come undone]
when shari told me this word i shuttered a little. i think this is the first word where i could only see a sort of negative side to things. i also associate the word with a more mental state of mind. feeling undone or in a state of things undone does not feel "good" to me.
so i spent the week trying to think about why that is. and how do i feel when i am "undone". lost, confused, wrapped up in something that will later seem unnecessary... what does is mean to be done? finished? and is that really a better state? isn't it sometimes the process of "finishing" that is better than the finished product itself?
things left to do on a list, dishes in piles, weeds to be pulled... all these need to be done and leave me wishing for more time. just more time [or that clone]. i try not to procrastinate as it usually makes me more anxious than if i just tackle one [or two or three] tasks at a time. done done done - that always feels good.
but.... in the studio i often leave a piece slightly undone - something to come back to the next visit. i know where i left off and what needs to happen next - this way i can return and just get to work. it's much harder to enter into an "empty" space with no task at hand. ah - i finally found the positive state of undone.
the very first thing that popped into my mind when i thought of undone was my shoelace being untied. so i drew it.
have a great monday! [by the way - shari - the images you are taking with your new camera are just stunning. i'm so happy for you!!]