Easing Up On…

Perfection.  It’s not an easy thing to let go of when one has been a perfectionist for all of one’s life.  As a young child I always noticed when something didn’t look quite right (i.e; the windows of my doll house were situated far too high to allow the miniature human figures the ability to peer through, etc.,).  As a teen my hair, makeup, clothes, and accessories always had to be stylishly “au courant”.  Colors and patterns that clashed offended my youthful eyes and frankly, still do.  I often find myself adjusting a vase or piece of art one or two inches to the right or left until my eyes are pleased with how the object sits.  This tendency can drive others crazy, but as with Goldilocks everything has always had to be or feel “just right”.  To my dying day, I doubt I’ll ever manage to let go of perfection completely, but making asymmetrical art is a good start!


In my last blog post I showed polymer pieces on my work table.  No two pieces were identical.  I really enjoyed making this pair of asymmetrical earrings which I’ve titled “Divided Light” because the blue/ black squares make me think of windowpanes through which a light dusting of snow is seen.  And those colorful orbs on spirals of silver wire above the windows…in my mind’s eye they are colorful planets in the cosmos!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on June 11, 2019.

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