Epiphany du jour

been stuck a bit lately.

contrasting this with the sense of free-flowing creative and social liberation experienced this summer at the farm. (been chewing on that for almost 4 months, i am nothing if not a tad obsessive...) what's so different, besides the obvious? how to get unstuck?

realization this morning, driving while the sun was in my eyes:

reduce the time and space between idea and action.

well, there you go. nothing to it but do it.


(4 pcs,  5x8 each)

Mindless 1-4

"thinking just gets in the way..."

(a quote more or less from a neil young interview I heard some years ago...)

Trash and Sharpie

'cause I do things on a shoestring...

How about this?

"What about daring to be okay with what you have instead of looking for more? These tiny notions of rebellion and resistance are where life is to be enjoyed, honored and fully lived."

oh, yeah.

from here.

The things they have in the city...

I really need to get out more...

(from today's ShoeStringer field trip...)

It's not so much the stuff I've been making...

but the stuff I've been doing that's kept me away from posting. I mean, plenty of activity, but nothing much that translates quite well to photos, plus i haven't been doing off the cuff video stuff much because lately I'm working with groups on stuff and we're a bit scattered. But soon! Jan at Fauxpress has turned me on to Mogulus- I might do some live streaming of bits and pieces of projects in progress after the holidays are done. Right now people are flitting about doing all that so it's hard to establish focus.

(This year I'm more interested in showing than telling what I'm working on...words, though I love them, sometimes get in the way. Long time readers- both of you -will note the diminished quantity of disjointed rambling posts, which does not suggest the reduced noise in my particular head...)

So, things I've been working on:

The Shoestring Artists Collective

Re-visiting the space below and working out details for a midwinter show

Coming up with Plan B for if that space doesn't work out

Did a gonzo fast and furious video with another Shoestringer and premiered it at a party Thursday night, it brought down the house. (haven't posted it yet, maybe won't, but it was pretty darn good, done fast and sketchy and under duress in less than 2 days from idea to showing...which is why i can't make any $ as an artist: this 5 1/2 minute video had about...40 manhours of work in it and is completely unmarketable)

Getting an incubator group going by teaching once a week de-mystifying tech. Showing people as best I can to rule the tools.

Starting my own personal winter project, a mixed media thing with the working title "10 Statements". Writing will lead to video which will then be part of an installation and larger performance piece that will be called the Shopping Cart Circus. Or maybe nothing will happen, but for now I see it all clearly in my mind...

So that's the stuff I've been making, along with food and fires and other bits and pieces here and there. Stay tuned, there's always the possibility that something interesting or amusing might happen. That's what gets me out of bed in the morning.