Wednesday, 21 November 2007
More of yesterday's mystic mist, Örebro was frosted.
Heather asked how I feel, with show completed. What a good question!
More like a nice beginning than a sad end. I didn't solo show work ouside the studio for a while. Since the date was set I focused on my work but also had a good reason to do all the other things around, presenting myself, revamp the webpage and get a fresh start. Starting this blog was also part of it. It all brought a lot of self reflection and some clarity.
Don't get much studio work done these days, work piling up at office job. Today I took a couple of hours to unpack and get sorted. Usually I try to keep continuity from day to day in the studio. Even if only for an hour one day, it keeps me in touch with what is going on, inspiration, flow. Clay work needs to be checked on, not getting to dry, nor being to wet. So much time and energy can be wasted.
I'm lucky, have job and studio only five minutes walk apart. It works best if I divide my 50/50 work day with the lunch break. The different works needs two totally different mind sets and I need some time to switch, probably from left to right part of the brain, and back. I like being in both states of mind, but staying there at the same time only makes me confused. I have always envied Christina, I wrote about last week. She seems to spend so much time in her right half of the brain, with such flow, and get so much energy out from it.
Marian Bijlenga is new to me, textlie artist, love her work.
Article in Fiber Arts
Work she did at ekwc