It’s really weird to me how life seems to simultaneously speed up and slow down when I get sick, as I was this last week. Flu. Not fun. My tendency to stay vertical and moving doesn’t help things. So much to do! So, you can imagine, not much going on in the studio. But I did work a little in my new journal. I’ve been thinking and writing about where “deep well” inspiration comes from. Where new ideas that pop into my head come from. I think it’s different for all of us, but I think for me it is about creating stability, a base, an internal home, to come back to and act out of …a place where the seed of authenticity and singularity can grow. Fertile ground, inside. Without it, my ideas seem to lose their initial brightness before fading away. For me, the integration of routine (action) and introspection is key.
Another new thing: A table for encaustic. It will be so nice not to be hunched over when I’m working anymore. My father built this table when I was a kid to hold his photography equipment. He and my mom are moving out of the house I grew up in, and I was very enthusiastic about adopting this table. It is truly perfect. I’ve been itching to start some large encaustics, and now I have the space!
Also, this week I’ll have new work up in Atlanta. Huff Harrington is featuring new work by gallery artists in their show, Wet Paint. You can check out the announcement here.