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!