I've been spending way too much time on the computer. Come on, you know what I mean. Too much ruminating about what to say on the blog. Too much exploring on other people's blogs. Too much time trying to figure out Facebook (still not sure why I am doing that but I'm told it's good for marketing). Too much, too much, too much.
When I finally tore myself away today, I didn't have the gumption to get started on anything. I've come to believe that the computer is not unlike the television. It fries your brain. With TV, however, it is usually because the shows are so dumb that your brain doesn't get used. With the computer, it's because your brain gathers so much information it freezes up and can't function well when you're away from it. That's my hypothesis and I'm sticking with it!
So, my way of overcoming my inability to act today was to do something in the studio that is rather mindless. I made sheets of mosaic tiles. With mosaics, making the sheets of tiles is meditative, automatic, repetitive. The challenge with mosaics is putting them together and making something else. That's for another day.
Here are today's sheets of mosaics, all made from scraps of paste paper. And notice, I went right back to the computer to show you!