Year’s ago my son told me about a book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, first published by Little Brown in 2000. I was intrigued by the tenet of the writing, but fear that I have turned the idea more toward my own interpretation. Gladwell suggests the tipping point is "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point."
As I’ve tried to reorganize my studio this week I’m reminded of the “tipping point” and have used it to describe the positive force at work in my own little productive world. I’m trying to become less shambolic.
My tipping point yesterday came as I began collecting the many nice jewelry components I found just sitting around waiting to be used
The photo shows a small pile of those components. I’ve learned that I seem to enjoy making these more than putting things together for finished products. Yet, I now have too many components and not enough products for an upcoming show – thus, I’m at the point at which I must do something different. I guess this is my “critical mass”. (with apologies to Gladwell for this misinterpretation).
There comes a point in every designer’s life when you just have to stop and put things together; I’m there! Let’s see what I can do now that I’ve reached this threshold or boiling point. . . . to be continued . . .