Saturday, August 14, 2010

Grooving...

(The back ground music for this post is any song from Laura Izibor's Let the Truth Be Told cd)


The last couple of weeks have been great for being in the studio.  If I were to make a complaint it would be being there gets the pistons firing so fast with ideas and there is no way I can work fast enough to attempt them.


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(auditioning threads) 


Crowbonics: The Scroll came home just as I was nearing completion of Crowbonics: The Hymnal which morphed into something that I had not intended due to being excited and getting carried away with the scissors.  After a couple of sleeps I'm okay with now having 2 new pieces instead of the 1 and I'm welcoming the opportunity to start over from scratch with The Hymnal.


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(auditioning beads)


The past couple of weeks I've also been finishing up "studies" that have been hanging around, some for over a year.  Now they feel less like "studies" as I'm working with intentions towards a vision for them versus "let me see what this will do".


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(stuff I do when I take a break)


  My stamina has been fueled by a new med I'm on for PH.  I started on it over a month ago and my ability to take stairs has improved and I attended the art car parade with my daughter and 3 grandchildren (it was a very short parade of about 20 cars) and was able to walk a couple of blocks and back to my car.  I'm still contending with mild to intense muscle inflammation caused by fibromyalgia but when I'm in the studio or the workshop I am successful at ignoring and working around the pain and making accomodations by pacing myself.  It helps that I'm good at tuning out distractions.


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(Paula Cundiff's Art Van Go)


 The flip side of distractions is having interesting people visit in my studio.  Two watercolourists visited who are also in the building and I learned there is a life drawing class in the evenings and the price of admission is usually a bottle of wine (or diet coke if thats your flavor).  Michael, the artist behind me, brings his young daughter, prolly around 2yo, to his studio daily and she has the cutest voice and I love hearing what sounds like endless q & a.   Since Janet, a neighbor, has moved in, being at the studio has the added bonus of socializing...after conversations with her, I'm dizzy with fresh ideas.  She starts me down the path of brainstorming and I have to reel myself back (but its a super-fantastic issue to be faced with).  And yesterday, I had two seperate visits from old friends that I had not seen either of them in six years.  I was flooded with memories yesterday of things I had forgotten.  But with good friends it doesn't matter the time or the distance...the rhythm of the heart returns and re-connects.



13 comments:

  1. Fantastic that the ideas are flowing, catch as much of them as you can. I'm glad the new meds are working better for you so that you are able to keep creating your art. BTW, the colour on that top piece is wonderful.

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  2. Fantastic that the ideas are flowing, hope you can catch as much of them as you can, if only on paper for right now. I'm glad the new meds are working better for you so that you are able to keep creating your art. BTW, the colour on that top piece is wonderful.

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  3. So happy about the new meds and the increased stamina!! And, the creativity you are experiencing - go with it!!

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  4. Hi Grace, thanks...I'd gotten out of the habit of keeping a sketchbook with me but will return to doing so now that I have a rolling backpack (back to school shopping habits die hard) :)

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  5. for some reason after i read your comment i heard al sharpton in my head saying "i'm going to ride this donkey as far as it'll go"...substitute creativity for donkey lol

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  6. You inspire me on so many levels it's difficult to separate em' ;) I'm so pleased to hear that the new med is helping!! Ride that donkey!! :D

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  7. thanks Dee, overall, I'm so enjoying my life now in spite of challenges with my health...

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  8. I'm so glad to hear that your new meds are working! Yeah!!!!
    Your colors are phenomenal!!
    xo

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  9. Hey, Praise God for his healing virtues He sends our way. We know that He healeth all our diseases. Thank Him for His love and kindness towards us. My juices have been flowing quite a bit also and I have been taking advantage of it.

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  10. This post really captured my imagination - the writing is so evocative and the content utterly inspiring. Add me to the list of those rejoicing in the relief you've found from your meds! Also thanks for the very thoughtful and affirming comment you left on a recent blog post of mine.

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  11. I always love your writing. I was especially touched by, "But with good friends it doesn't matter the time or the distance...the rhythm of the heart returns and re-connects." Thanks.

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  12. Acey, ya know we are creative artist siblings :)

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  13. I'm so happy to have re-connected. Will felting become a continued art practice?

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