okay, I have at least 3 coming up...one in October, one in November, and one in January. I'm infamous for missing them because I can't work as fast as my head finishes a piece and secondly, because I don't hold to a strong dictate of what I'm going to do when in the studio. Like last week, I had every intent of picking something back up when I arrived. The world was feeling different for me the day after Davis' execution. Also, I was in the middle of reading a enthralling travel book on a woman's journey to West Africa in search of Indigo and it's meaning, Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World by Catherine E. McKinley. It was both of these I believe that came to bear on a change of plans.
Now what I had observed about myself that day was I was moving slower and quietly both physically and mentally. Shortly after I arrived at the studio a certain phrase came to me and held me spell bound and I chose to follow it in cloth and ended up starting a whole new piece, and thus far, I'm very pleased with it. The size is large, for me, and I'm wondering if I can have it ready for one of the looming deadlines...maybe I should change deadline to lifeline...meeting it could mean a whole new life for a piece of art.
This week I played around with video taping in the studio...I think I need one of those twisty style tripods. So far my camera man (youngest son) hasn't been convinced of all the exciting things that I do while at Mellwood and hasn't jumped at the chance to film me. I mean what 20 year man wouldn't want to party like this!?
dye painted cloth wrapped in newspaper waiting to be steamed