playing with visuals as a way of thinking and processing...... as always....
Ok. So it turns out I can't spell 'artists' books'! I had an errant apostrophe.
Still the book fair is in the making. I am making. There are still a couple of places left if you wish to join us. And even better, come along and party or browse during the 3 days.
What can you do with your time that is best suited to what you'd like to do?
I am sitting on questions like these at the moment. Being a little reflective. Still dividing my time between 'living' and sitting on the computer - I miss the tangible (and questionable) 'reality' of material life sometimes as opposed to virtual life.
I'd have a massive coffee morning where we are all there. Or a large workshop where everyone makes together.
This recent period has seen the start of some art applications, some proposal ideas, a publication idea musing on the role/interpretation of image in artists' works. I fight the feeling where lack of time appears to hinder the ability to sink fully into the creative zone and achieve all my ideas. Patience, my friend, patience.
I then in turn, attempt to do nothing to see if I generate more output. Apparently doing nothing can be very productive. Can anyone else vouch for this? I bought this book a while ago: How to Change Your Entire Life by Doing Absolutely Nothing: 10 Do-nothing Excercises to Calm You Down Quickly
There are times I LONG TO DO Nothing and see magic happen :)
In other news, I've decided to have an entirely hand-made Christmas. I don't know whether I am simply adding to my frequent sense of fatigue and overload, but I do love the notion of recycling and making by hand and thought I would extend this idea to Christmas given I am hosting this year. I have already ordered my cracker snaps and christmas hats and been collecting loo rolls vociferously. I also ordered a lovely stamp and white ink for my cards. + I discovered a delicious Pear & Fig Chutney recipe and so my kitchen has been filled with these aromas :) And I will be making some more of these rum truffles too this year (another good reason to keep a blog).
This book is also a good discovery: The Image as Burden
It is a present but I want one myself now - looks intriguing.
Have been to see the Turner prize recently along with Turner's late watercolours. Sometimes I don't get to as many exhibitions as I'd like.... although I did also get to see this year's Jerwood Drawing prize too.
Oh, and I ran a well-received collage workshop at Imperial College last week. Strange as I don't do so many in-person workshops these days, but I do love them when I do.
That's all for now. I know there are many other things, many of them involving domestic life, helping with homework, endless rounds of washing. And in between I try to sleep.