Monday, February 1, 2010

A week spent in the cocoon

Really, its not easy to leave my cocoon.
I am preparing for a show in April and there is so much to think about.
Where do I want to go with my work? I felt that lately I opened many doors and that made me feel uneasy and unsettled. Not that in art anything is ever easy or settled. But I think we all know when we have missed the step in the right direction.
So after a week in my cocoon am I any wiser you may ask? I am still
debating things in my mind. It's not over but I will be posting regularly again, because there is a discipline in clarifying ones thoughts right here as well, is there not?
And I do have some other news. When I saw Belinda's work up on Artwall I loved it. Now I am delighted to see my artwork up in Katie's master bedroom, and I am thrilled and thankfull to Katie, who has created amazing spaces in her 'home' with really exciting artwork to feast on!
I hope you are all cheerful and well !


Kylie said...

Oh congratulations!! That's just gorgeous Annamaria and so wonderfully deserved. I have two of your paintings on a real wall right here next to my desk :))
Not the same kind of exposure I guess as I'm here in my cocoon most of the time ;)
I totally understand your need to have this reflective time - I think it's very necessary. I've been meditating on the direction I want to go too. Too many disparate threads and I feel 'pulled'. Thanks for your lovely comments too. Kxx

red or gray art said...

there is a time to cocoon and that is a good thing when needed...happy about your show...this simple drawing speaks ~ elk

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you Kylie, it makes me so happy to think my artwork is up on the wall next to your desk!
Thank you Elk for dropping by and leaving me kind thoughts too!
Annamaria xx

Jasmine said...

Hello, thank you for visiting me today, for now i have found you. I love your sketch of the coccoon. Good luck with your exhibition xJ

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you Jasmine-lovely to see you here!

our little love nest said...

Oh my...I love that.

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you Dee,lovely to have you drop by!

Anonymous said...

love your site...great work!

Laura said...

congratulations, annamaria. and thank you for sharing your process and thoughts so eloquently.

Victoria said...

beautiful post... i also must retreat into my cocoon from time to time to reflect and ponder.

(and congrats, too!)

Anonymous said...

Nice to hear you're back! LOVE that sketch.

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you so much for your sweet words, dear friends-

belinda marshall said...

oooh, i did see your work there ~ it looks really great. i hope it brings you lots of sales.

i'm always interested to read about your thoughts re your work. i'd love to see what you are working on + good luck with your direction :)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

A delightful line drawing, and i wish you a successful show

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you Belinda and Julie!
Annamaria xx

Francesca said...

oh i haven't seen artwall before, that's such a good idea! stay in your cocoon as long as you like, we all need a little cocoon time now and then.
the show is very exciting, all will come together when the time is right. x