Today marks a full week of this. I can't say I have settled into any real rhythm yet, and I have run the gamut of emotions each day, ranging from terror and anxiety to calm and confidence. Tonight I am feeling overwhelmed. Today in the heat I was thinking about how spoiled we are that we have all of these choices all of the time. That at our fingertips, at the drop of a hat, we can materialize anything. I was thinking about this selfishly as I was sweating bullets wearing the WOOL shorts I had made for the day (though I do have to say it was so hot that any clothing whatsoever would be uncomfortable for anyone) and questioning whether it was against my own rules to change clothes, or what would I do if I wanted to go swimming? Would I spend a couple hours making a swim suit (I do have one cut out already, but not assembled) , or could I swim in a pair of the undergarments that i have made? Or where would I go swimming in Brooklyn anyway? Regardless, it made me feel grateful for all of the choices and options that we normally have on a day to day basis, and for the freedom to change clothes whenever we want. That being said, I do think that restrictions and boundaries can make for interesting creative narrative and progress... I had recently watch The Five Obstructions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YPmRMipnSM) by Lars Von Trier in which Von Trier challenges filmmaker Jorgen Leth to recreate his masterpiece five times, each with a set of obstructions (rules) conceptualized by Von Trier. It is interesting to watch both men struggle with how to outsmart and triumph over the other, always trying to attain a better work. This in depth analyzation of the works for the purpose of teasing out and eliminating the successful aspects conjures innovation and risk taking. I am inspired by this.