02 September, 2007

this place

having art assignments that give me a deadline help me get into my "studio" more often...having been in academics (read: being dazed and confused in higher education for 9 years) so long i work best with homework being due...so i join altered book clubs, art swaps ....people depend on me to get my contributions in....well, now i am scaling this back and want to focus more on my own art... i want to eventually hang an instillation in a local coffee cafe, where they are infinitely generous to local artist...

so every artist has their space, their nook, their studio... i have half of a 15 x 10 room...studio tour?...

i walk in and look left.... chaos corner...i use a lot of vertical space for all things rusty, unused and full of potential...


coming around the white shelving you get a look at....


look right and you see my desk...and the filing system i like to call "piles"... shining in the flash is this computer...
turn 180 degrees and here is where all things art and craft happen...


shelves that grant hung are bowing with schtuff...

and that ends the studio tour...some folks have an outbuilding dedicated to creativity...(sorry you had to go and move away from yours, l.b.) some have a basement or whole, entire room.. and some simply have a corner desk... but it just is another example of "it's not the size of a thing but what you do with it"...

so i will attempt personal bench marks in art/craft, imposing regular time in this chaos corner...

here's a book that i am loving right now called living the creative life in which the author has a running conversation with 15 different artists, some of whom are my current faves... in it they talk of what they have in common and one of those is that creativity is natural but channeling this into your interpretation manifest is a matter of getting into your studio space and simply sitting with your media whether it be beads, clay, rusty detris, or paints...having a disciplined time, even it it just one time a week, puts you in a place of increased possibility....

so here i go...

lisabeth won the very competitive game of guess the lyric ( although montana gave an impressive answer naming the band given that she doesn't even like them) ...the lyric is from katy lied album by steeley dan and the song title is "gold teeth II" expect a package in about 10 weeks alaska time....

3 comments:

montana said...

i do too like them!! ok i didnt use to like them. but i do enjoy them. lets do a girls day again soon. then you can get some better pictures for this thing.

Kelly Feraro said...

Delta, I'm really enjoying your blog! Thanks for the shots of your studio! I've taken a pic of my little corner of the world. I'll post it one of these days. I've ordered "Living the Creative Life". Can't wait to read it and pass it along to Evan!

akfnp said...

hi montana!!!! you look beautiful there on your moms blog-o-lishious blog!
d- cant wait to get the goodies. thanks for letting me play, even though i am a virtual musical marvel. (heeehehhheheeee)
love, L