Oddments



When I was a child my mum had a shoebox which she called The Oddments Box. Anything small which took mum’s fancy or which she thought interesting, vaguely useful or somehow intriguing went in. I found it absolutely fascinating; there was always something new in the box, however many times you opened it. So, many years later I have, at last, an Oddments Box of my very own…

I love this quote so much I have it pinned to the wall of my studio - right in front of me, so I can’t help but look at it…

‘Perfection is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life’.     Anne Lamott

It’s a good lesson and something which I’m sure most artists battle with; that and the cynical critic which sits on your shoulder, whispering doubts as you work. But if you ignore them both, something special begins to happen…