Friday, August 17, 2012

Protecting Budding Ideas: Why I don't share projects prematurely.

Gary and I on the balcony: in the next clip he says hello in his Bond-esque accent.

We have been doing a little local traveling, these videos are another way to speak and share experiences with everyone.  

What have I been up to?  Art?  I have a large scale project idea which I am constantly brainstorming and solidifying an outline for, and when I have a creative idea, I tend to keep it to myself until I am truly ready to share.  

In the past I have shared projects prematurely and they never came into fruition due to a number of reasons:
-I wasn't ready.
-Too much outside input.
-They took my idea without me knowing.
-Trust is very important; these days it is hard to come by.
-Unbeknownst to the individual, they can be critical and shoot down an idea in its early stages, creating feelings of shame and embarrassment.  Then the negative cycle of self-doubt begins which is unhealthy.   
-Unorganized goals, needs and wants makes for impossible planning.
-I felt too exposed, and vulnerable.
-Unless you know your wants and needs there is no way to identify the values and motives of those you are sharing/working with.
-I can not be a good leader unless I have a good vision of the final product and its aims.

So I have learned to protect, keep near and dear, share with only those I can truly count on for healthy constructive criticism and support.  I tend to over analyze and plan for all outcomes and possibilities, embody the project as a whole, begin the process, get active, and sometimes be a little reclusive to hold my tongue and not share a project of which I am COMPLETELY EXCITED and PASSIONATE.  The importance of a bit of self/creative preservation:)

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

On our short trip to Montreal Canada, on VIA Rail, Gary loving communicating in French while I remain hopeless when it comes to French pronunciation.    

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Exhibit Location Correction

TWIST GALLERY 1100 Queen St. West, Toronto, just west off Dovercourt.

Sorry about the misinformation, the flier and website design about the details are a bit confusing.  Thank you, and for any further information go to

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

VIDEOS: Art Progression, Outfit of the Day, Clover, Shoes, Fragrance, Underwear, and more Art!

Recent videos I have uploaded onto my Youtube channel BeingMarieT: some are art related, others are not.  I hope you enjoy:)

Just a reminder: SQUARE FT. Art Exhibit @ AWOL Gallery: 76/78 Ossington Ave. Toronto: Aug. 4th -19th: more info here:
My three pieces will be available at a huge discount if you are interested!!!  You can purchase them at the gallery during the above dates, or contact them directly if you can't make it in person:)  (see one blog post prior for video of the pieces that will be at the show) 

Art Progression_2 experiment: start of new project

Outfit of the Day, Comfortable Shoes, Clover's Grillz

Fragrance Preferences and Vintage perfumes

When in Japan buy a Bra...

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, and have a wonderful Wednesday!!!