Friday, June 10, 2016
on your mark...
Once again I am getting ready for an adventure. I've just finished my presentation for the upcoming 9 day International Artist Symposium and Retreat at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland led by Jane Bruce, it's fourth incarnation, whose theme this year is 'location and self'. Here's the descriptive paragraph, I don't think I could have said it any briefer...
“Our idea of self is rooted in a sense of place and is formed by our immediate surroundings and traditions. Location and all of it's manifestations...inherently affects the ideas we have and the work we create. How often do we actually consider this relationship between location and our work and what can happen to that work when (we) are relocated into a new and different environment.”
So this should be interesting because my work, at least, is very connected to location and what lives and grows around me.
I finished one of the full size drawings for the A&M job this week and laid out the paper to start on the next but it's Friday and I work at the antique store on Saturday and Sunday I'm going in to the city take my twin grandgirls out for their 18th birthday and then it will be Monday and I will have one week left before I leave. Somehow I'm not feeling the urge to power through another drawing. I'm feeling more like making lists.
So back to my presentation. I had to do that three years ago for the residency in upper state NY with Catharine Newell at the Buddhist meditation retreat. I started with that and updated it a bit and added 9 more pictures. Jane wanted a bit about where we physically live since people from other countries will be attending. I think it will still fit in the 15 +/- minute time limit. I'll have to time myself.
one of the new pictures
Well, we had two days in a row with no rain and then it has started back again. Doesn't rain all day every day but we are getting some rain every day. Believe it or not, that's an improvement.
Some things have liked all this rain though...the banana trees are growing tall as is the ginger and all three groupings ore putting out flower spikes.
The plumeria likes it too
and the ground is sprouting some weird stuff.