Thursday, May 29, 2014
Overwhelmed, exhausted, not looking at art, always thinking about art, making it when I can. My studio looks like a tornado, my house looks like a pig pen, my relationship looks like a train wreck, my son looks like an angel.
These images are beautiful piles of be preparing for next week teaching for 4 days in the New Hampshire woods. Going to be good.
Posted by Joetta M. at 11:51 AM
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I am so overwhelmed in getting everything ready and keeping up with my work and mama schedule here at home. But I am so, so excited and looking forward to being a teacher at Squam Art Workshops in just one week. What the!!!!
I am frantically getting kits together, inspiration together, and making sure I don't forget something obvious, Which I am sure I will. But I am so excited from the images here (found via their website) I may not know what to expect but I do know to expect magic.
Posted by Joetta M. at 11:41 AM
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I am so struggling with being focused today on a much needed studio day. my hand, eyes and mind are oh so distracted... even though my studio is perfectly sunny and warm out on my porch today.
I am really hauling on this piece finally and feel like the end is in site- which is oh so exciting. But I am also terrified of the what's next and still feeling a little need to shake it up in the studio. I still have one toy and one pile piece to still finish so I suppose I will jump into those. Also still working on my papercut out "mending" work and have an idea for a text drawing. But am feeling a little dull in the studio,
I am hoping to get into the darkroom and do some prints this summer so maybe that is what I need. There is nothing like seeing a gorgeous fresh c-print come out of a processor.
Also playing with the idea of a photo a day style blog about mama and house hood. hmmm.
So though unfocused still plenty of ideas-that's good!
Posted by Joetta M. at 9:50 AM
Monday, May 19, 2014
I am totally being inspired by this mama-hood inspired artist's blog... The egg, the womb, the head and the moon is an online, interdisciplinary, collaborative arts project that that will last for nine months (42 weeks)–a time frame that purposefully mirrors that of the duration of pregnancy. The site contains moving and powerful art and texts by artists, performers, photographers, academics and poets exploring a diverse range of subjects about the maternal.
still from a film by Adele Myers.
work by Amy Dignam
worky by Paula Chambers
so, so many inspiring things there. I have only scratched the surface and I am going wild with inspiration and love.
Posted by Joetta M. at 8:39 AM
Friday, May 16, 2014
|slow progress made on the above works.|
|a studio image from some of the negatives that I have been shooting.|
Posted by Joetta M. at 1:00 PM
Monday, May 5, 2014
sorry my life has been oh so busy and frenetic. Last week I went to nyc to teach the first part of my NYU workshop and this week I go back for the critique. So my weeks have been so full trying to fit in my work schedule, studio, mama hood.
So forgive me, forgive me... once NY is done and grades are turned in I will be back.
I can tease you with some images from the biennial... it was ok.
I did see the Elinor Carucci show and was so glad to as the work was wonderful in person and the prints make up for any reservations I originally had with the work.
This week I am going to go to ai wei wei at the Brooklyn Museum and Ghada Amer in Chelsea. Woo-hoo.
Posted by Joetta M. at 5:02 PM