Reinvention

Dictionary.com says: To re·in·vent:

1.to invent again or anew, especially without knowing that the invention already exists.

2.to remake or make over, as in a different form: At 60, he reinvented himself as a volunteer. We have an opportunity to reinvent government.

3.to bring back; revive: to reinvent trust and accountability.

“Women’s lives are about redefinition”, excerpt paraphrased from Anna Quindlen’s book,  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. How does reinvention differ from redefinition? Maybe they are variations on the same idea or theme. It seems to me like it is about making something old anew.

Are we reinventing or inventing or creating or borrowing ideas from others or just doing what we do when we make things? Here is what I’m working on; I have all of this swirling around in my head, mixing together ideas, colors and techniques that I’ve tried and seen before. It pours out it in all these forms and somehow its related and makes sense.

Comments on: "Reinvention" (3)

  1. Looking at those photos…it totally makes sense to me.

  2. It makes sense to me too. I like the definition that says to reinvent is to invent again without necessarily knowing that it already exists. I believe we are the product of our surroundings, chosen or not, and our brains absorb so much more than we think we experience – we aren’t even aware of how much information it filters through. Then it turns our experiences and perceptions around and around and out comes such amazing creativity!

  3. Your silky sock color collection is so fab I can’t make up my mind on which one to get! Too many favorites! 🙂

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