Friday, June 30, 2006

Studio Friday theme: time/timing...



"When we are in our studios. I find that I can't be in there everyday. Particularly when I have just finished something I feel drained and need a good break. I also find that there are only certain times of the day where the juices get flowing. I'd be interested to read/see what others think." -Jo
I think my experience is somewhat opposite of Jo's. I have a hard time carving enough time to spend in my studio, but I long to be there most of the time...and when I am finished with a piece, I am often energized to start something new. I do agree that I am more creative at certain times of the day -morning and early evening are more productive for me.

To illustrate this post, I am featuring photos of a book I altered while we were in the process of buying our house, one of the most frustrating experiences of my life. Time and timing played such a huge role - my studio was packed in boxes, but I needed to make art to stay sane, so the book is made with Golden acrylic paints and magazine pages, two of the only items I could access during this time.

Many of the pages illustrate the theme of time and timing and waiting - so much a part of the home-buying ordeal.
Of course, I love our home, and we now have the puppy too (actually, he's two now), so it was worth it!

7 comments:

Anke said...

Oh I know what you talking about. We are building a house right now and I used my art journal already a couple times to get rid of some disturbing vibes...it's so refreshing, freeing to let it go in an art way! And sometimes so amazing what your unconciousness creates ;)

naomi said...

Love the book and I also can't seem to get enough of my studio time.

DEW said...

This is one of my favorites of your work. You definitely need to publish this one!! Something everyone can relate on some level!! Great job!

Going For Greatness said...

Oh! we're in the process of moving and I can relate!! :) I know it's all worth the wait but it seems to be taking FOREVER! We have just sold our rental property so the stress and responsibility of being a landlord is DONE! :) Now we're waiting for this house to sell so we can put a bid in for a model home (already up.. no time to wait) that we like........
Time Time Time... everything revolves around it.........
Have a lovely weekend!
~Gabrielle

Ouissi Gresty said...

Sounds familiar...I am currently studioless as I am moving into a new flat...very frustrating having nothing to hand and no access to a space of your own...I love the colours in your books..

Ouissi x

Ellen said...

This is a great altered book...and such a wonderful documentation of one of the biggest processes ever. Definitely worth all the time and waiting.......absolutely love the sweet puppu!

Rrramone said...

this book is wonderful! Wish I could thumb through it...