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Monday, March 26, 2012

So much information all day long

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
-- Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946)

For some one who was born in 19th century, Gertrude Stein's insight on the interruption of information in daily life is even more valid in 21st century.

Today we live in a world with Internet that connected lot of information for our access and with social media that demand our personal time.

Social medias turn our life to fragmented pieces.  Time unit in our work is smaller and our work is like a  fabric for small patch work.

You need focus to piece information together to create meaning which is long lasting and valuable. A life patch work needs a focus theme, unique design and perseverance in the stitching process.

If you are just doing lot of connection without focus, all the e-stitching will be similar to the building of sand castle.  The beautiful things you build and all the unique features you painfully designed will be nice for the eyes, yet it is not long lasting.  New trends, will come and it will be like tide that wipes the sand castle away and leave no trace of of it.

Do you like to have to take more time, do more thought processing and create a meaningful patch work to warm your heart and soul, and make it a heirloom piece for the next generation!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

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