|The talented Jane Wheeler.|
Last night we went public with
Defining Commonality: A Handmade Dictionary
a collaborative project between photographer, Jane Wheeler, and myself.
Thanks to Full Circle and to all the people who came, it turned out to be a party that was not only fun, but one that mirrored the work itself.
In conversations, I heard a common interest in what language can do, much talk about sustainability in our neighborhoods, plain old catching up, plus, delight in looking deep into at the images.
I do not claim that collaborating is easy, but there are surprising rewards. Surprise itself, for one.
|You get out of your own head and into another's.|
|You can let go and have fun.|
|You keep working toward something you can't know until it's made.|
|People talk and ask about your work along the way.|
|You and your creative partner are forever linked in someone else's hand.|