Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I am in a big 'ol art emptiness right now, nothing whatsoever going on in the right side of my brain. I'm used to the ebb and flow of creativity, the stillness, the emptiness. Nothing to do but wait and see what comes. The rain, rain, rain, rain of the past few weeks is soaking everything here, trees are falling down, driveways are washing down the roads, the gray light in my house is causing drowsiness to hover in all the rooms. Gerry is so busy right now, Wesley is editing her film and I am cooking new things, reading, simmering ideas in idea pots, but not really accomplishing much of anything. Does summer do this to everyone? Cause your brain to take a vacation?
Raku bud vases are on my mind, some tall clay shrines are there too. I want to weave some shawls in bright colored stripes, and also grays and browns. I would like to sew some things. I am also thinking of some coil pots for raku. But instead I have been experimenting with dyeing some fabrics, reading about natural dyes, reading about Appalachian weavers, reading about Native Americans.
I said something to Wesley the other day about how lame my problems were when compared to the struggles in other parts of the world, even in our own country. And she wisely said to me
"everyone has their own kind of problems". I feel blessed that mine are so trivial, but I also feel sad that others have problems so much greater than mine. The world is so big, my world seems so small.....
Happy 4th of July week to you U.S. readers, happy week to the rest of you :-)