How quickly a couple of months can go by
a crazy time filled with work, lanterns, children, paper and cello-tape
A time when personal projects/ my practice has been put on hold and the studio gathers dust and i lose track of what it was that i was doing and why i was doing it.
But….. my work is creative, and i am earning a living from it and quite possibly this too is “My Practice”
as October turns from empty
a space i was relishing as a time to return to ‘My Practice’
as i try once again to pack all of the wonderful offers into my diary
and once again i surrender the idea of studio time….
I do take the time to be thankful for the full diary,
and to reflect on what it means to work as an artist
and the compromises that entails…….
but i wonder (with a longing) how and when i return to that other project
The one that requires me to say no to income
and how i maintain the energy and focus to “do everything”……..
and if i really mean it when i say “never again” to doing events……
what have i been doing??………….
A Cecil st Fundraiser….. downstairs
A Paper Planet …. in Sydney
A community lantern parade
(12 schools + community groups etc….) in Whittlesea
A sticky maze……. in Newman
(that’s in the North of Western Australia…a mining town in the out back…. ok i know this needs its own update…..actually they all do but ……)
which brings that 10 weeks to a beautiful close