finally getting into the swing of things, work wise. i worked a lot less, this week, and that got me four days in the studio, actually working. i may be sorry when my paycheck comes, but that’s the way it’s going to have to be. my bills are pretty minimal and i am able to stay mostly stocked with food by visiting my parents house (yum!) but this month had some major put outs, i.e. buying the 300sd and driving down to west palm to get it. pretty minimal, you might think, but i’m a paycheck to paycheck kind of girl. so i’m trying to lay as low as possible this week and hope that my pay covers next months bills. creative clay gives me a little extra cash each week, though my four hours there are so delightful, i sometimes forget i’m getting paid. i am hoping to add on a few more hours with there art link program. one of their member artists and and artist like me are linked up and create a body of work over a period of time (9 months?) and then during the summer there is a show. i was super impressed with this summer’s show. two artists i know and there art link partners made some very involved installations, one with found objects and one with sewn dolls. working on the garden path installation right now has got the wheels in my head turning about how i could work with one of cc’s artist on a full scale installation with clay or found objects. cc is a good combo of “working” and making art with a little bit of hanging out and bonding thrown in. i’ve definitely noticed when you work with other artists on a weekly basis, you start building a relationship.
anyway, the point was, trying to work less, and make art more. i’m trying. whew is it hard though sometimes. i think i should start taking snap shots each day as i leave the studio and post them here so i can see my progress over time.
of course, i love my job too. i spent the summer trying to learn as much as i could, and to get as good as i could at it so that when i got this residency i could shift my focus briefly to learning everything about it. and hopefully a great equilibrium will eventually exist.
ok, i’m out.