4/20/16 Notes to Myself: The CIRCLE. I came upon the question above this past week as I was in the process of creating a book for my daughter. She is graduating from art school next month and I was looking for some inspirational thoughts to pair with a compilation of images of her and her artwork over the years. I began to notice a multitude of circles. None of which I would wish to improve upon. There were line drawn circles that made simple faces, or the wheels on a bike. Circles that formed the foundation of a handmade vase. Circles of life. And hand printed circles with images of her a child inside each one that formed the basis of a printmaking project over the past year. So many circles. And while few of these circles were perfect, none of them needed improving upon. I think, a CIRCLE is complete. That's the beauty of it. It doesn't end or begin and it just keeps flowing. There is no need for improvement. If there's something to improve upon it might be a mindset that implies there IS something to improve upon instead of a journey to simply enjoy and experience!