Image by Leslie Williamson from here, of artist Kay Sekimachi's studio
It has been quiet here because on this particular week's Tuesday I had a long awaited knee operation (that was how creative it got (not), out cold on a hospital bed - argh!).
I knew it was coming. I've had issues with it since I dislocated it at 13 (yawn), getting older and wiser has meant a few more twinges here and there so an op to ascertain and repair was in order.
I am now holed up in bed with PINTEREST. Yes, pinterest is keeping me company whilst I decide the future of 'me' for when I can walk again properly.
ArtLacuna studio news:
In major studio news I've decided it's time to walk away from my art-baby venture ARTLACUNA. I have co-directed and run it for 2 years now. An end of Fine Art MA dream that I have COMPLETED. I intended to open a visible, public space to create art and engage with the public - can I tick that one off now? With four of us directing it our dreams and visions were a little different, converging at times and diverging at others. It has been a wholly interesting and fantastic experience.
However, at this stage in my life, I am TOTALLY clear that I no longer wish to administrate and facilitate a gallery/project space organising other artists. I need (and my intuition is guiding me) that any voluntary time needs to go in to my own creative/art projects and this, dear blog-friends, is what I am going to do. Like always, dreams move on, develop, morph and grow - that's good.
So, in a couple of months I will be rounding up and saying goodbye - not forever of course, I have good friends who I started ArtLacuna with and still intend to be involved with, I will be down there, visit, do projects - who knows, I may even end up spending more time down there when not in a position of facilitator/organiser/director.
And so, like I say, it is whilst I am having to be s-l-o-w and still that I am spending time realising how VALUABLE planning is. Planning what I'd like my future to look like (I don't always know; some things I do, somethings I don't), and also what a new creative work-space should look like. My feeling is a more permanent workstation needs to exist at home. I spend much time at home and also feel very comfortable working at home.
I know we are all different as I have spoken to some artist friends recently who feel it's paramount to have a designated studio space to work in outside the house. I feel at home at home, it's where I live, eat, sleep, dream and there seems to be an energy conducive to my creativity in general that goes on at home.
So I share with you my latest Pinterest board in case you too are looking for inspiration too:
or maybe you're not looking for inspiration but you might find some anyway. New ideas to add to what you have, a bit of design fun, a bit of storage fun :)
I hope to be back in the creative groove soon but in the mean time, I am searching, building, dreaming, scheming and always trying to just stay on top of things!
If it wasn't for art, I'm sure I'd be crazy by now.
Hope you're all well,