A friend was describing her sister’s love relationship with math. As she described it, I was like math for this woman is Art, an organic creative process. Addictive and delightful creative expression!
This conversation was reminder of how I see my life aka my job. It is always a creation in process. Sari Bari for me has always been a creative process. It is a business and I run a business as an artist (no smart remarks). What that means for me is that every spreadsheet can be David and every new system or process is for me an organic creative endeavor. I love it. I love it because for me it is art, an artistic expression. I love sitting in the middle of 1000 sari’s mixing and matching, dreaming of what they could be become. I love designing products a just little bit more than creating a spreadsheet but I am pretty darn excited about a spreadsheet that makes freedom a little more tangible and hope a little easier to execute.
For me it is all Art. It is all looking at a gigantic peace of stone and seeing within it something impossibly beautiful. It is staring at that stone for a year, just looking for the right place to begin. And then doing it again and again with a new piece of stone, as each new phase of life of Sari Bari begins. And this is never ever done alone. Each stone, masterpiece, has been shaped progressively, uniquely and creatively by the women and the staff who have also invested their lives and their creative beings into the life and community of Sari Bari. Each part of every impossibly beautiful masterpiece bears the markers of the various artists who have made their impression upon it. Truly an impossibly beautiful thing.
Is your work Art? Do you call yourself an Artist (YOU ARE)? What inspires your creative soul?