Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What We Do.

The last several weeks have been a flurry of work (the out of studio kind), emotions, and sleep deprivation.  It is nice that everything is finally quieting down.  I really need it to in order to function with any regularity.  Picnic is fast approaching and I have very little which is completed to take with me.  I have a start and I know what I intend to make, so I am not as worried as maybe I should be, but I've been in this position before.  I don't think that worrying about it is going to make any difference.  I know what I need to do and I know when I will do it.  Now is about the time that I start to really work on things and today was a good studio day.

It is interesting to think about the two ways in which I reach the high for studio work.  Of late I have been seeing a pretty little lady and in the past I have often had a lot of time to work.  Both seem to affect my work in positive ways.  I feel more confident in my actions both if I feel confident about myself socially or if I have been practicing day in and day out.  I wonder if I don't need this balance though?  Is it not necessary for me to be socially okay in order to make good work?  I think it is.  And so, over the course of about four hours this afternoon I put together five small pieces.  It felt good and I am confident in the results. 

I love these little library card pieces.  I have about five or six more that I will be making.  After that it is on to some more small pieces on chip board.  I don't think that I am going to take anything to Picnic that costs more than $25.  Hopefully folks will clean me out.

Life is going well.  Expect more posts soon.  I can feel the creative impulse trying to burst out again.  It's good to have the batteries feeling re-charged.


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