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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Sorry I have been knee deep or perhaps thigh deep in life stuff. I have been not having time or much desire to be in my studio which has been oh so hard. But I am starting to feel things move and this quicksand loosen up enough that I will be able to climb out.
small steps are being made.
small thoughts are churning.
Posted by Joetta M. at 11:04 AM
Monday, March 24, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
this place I am staying is odd but wonderful. it is in a Cuban neighborhood. for all intense purposes a suburb near a busy road....but when you enter the property you enter another world. one of Palm trees, strange animals, lizards scurrying and a flowing river. I love it....
but as I was on the phone last night all c heard was a siren in the background and maybe the couple in the bungalow next to me is annoyed the neighbor across the river is weed whacking his yard. but when I wake up I hear the weird ducks, when I go to bed I hear the wind in the coconut trees. sure the weed wacker is loud but so is the train that goes by every hour at home.
do I have a point? I guess it is just that perspective is everything. I have been having this discussion a lot lately with someone who thinks that it may be lying to yourself. but I am not lying to myself about the siren I am just not letting it rupture my world. it is there, I hear it, I just allow it then let it go.
sort of like what is happening in my studio right now... I could be depressed that I have no f*ing clue what I am doing anymore. but I am really trying to just let it be - embrace what comes - let go of what doesn't .
FYI. I have taken 7 photos , read a lot of the ny times and not once thought about a stitch.
Posted by Joetta M. at 6:44 AM
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I know that may sound dramatic but all of you in the New England and New York area know exactly what I mean. Some winters you can handle with more stride... but when your own life is carrying a little bit of darkness you really need the sun.
I don't know if this will help my work but I do know this is already helping my soul. I have taken a few shots I'm excited about with my camera but forgot the piece I was most excited about working on here. maybe I forgot it on purpose, unconsciously. really letting me be free of any burden here even the wonderful glorious burden of making art.
Posted by Joetta M. at 6:27 AM
Monday, March 3, 2014
I tend to like the works where the stitching either feels as if it is a little disjointed or creating a visual energy the best... but she has a number of experimentation in adding stitch to images at her website.
Posted by Joetta M. at 7:48 AM
|photograph by Hiroshi Sugimoto|
It has been so strange to give myself this space in my studio. I rarely allow it and it has been and is a strange and scary thing. I really have stripped away the pressure to make anything. Much like my first year of graduate school I am just spending a lot of time sitting in my studio, looking at stuff, reading stuff, fingering through books.
I feel a little scared as I don't have that pressure in the back of my head to perform, to make, to BE productive but I also don't feel stuck. I feel a bit more like I am floating. Not treading water, not swimming, not drowning. Just floating.
It is an unfamiliar place to be with my work. My "self" as an artist as a person. But perhaps the unfamiliar is what makes it so interesting.
Posted by Joetta M. at 7:33 AM