Monday, April 5, 2010

Empty tanks turn me into Eeyore...

Easter was quiet. Very quiet. My mind wasn't in it.
My mind was actually quite blank for a few days there. I think I turned into Eeyore, when Eeyroe lost his tail. (see: trail, path, direction, sense of his own limits...) Yes. I admit, sometimes I turn into Eeyore... and like to sit on a 'thisly corner of the forest' all on my own... I returned to the studio for the varnishing, final things, but not to paint or draw. That all ended Friday. I was emptied out I think.
Tank very empty . I thought I would never touch another brush in my life. Well, I took that back today when I went into the studio and caressed my panels. Doesn't that sound like the silliest thing in the world? But it's true!

Still, I feel that this cycle (of work) has ended, which is funny because this month completes a year of the blog -my
first year!!!- and a year of working on 'small blessings'. It has been very personal, very much about my family and my story and all the things very close to me, and really I feel a great urge to move on to something that will bridge the personal with the larger picture. I am not sure what yet. I have some reading to do . It really feels very important to do a lot of reading now.

Meanwhile, last time I promised to tell about the installation , but I thought I will show you when its all
up on the wall. It will make a lot more sense that way.
But I will tell you that it involves quite a lot of text, broken up text, not continuous, but enough to hopefully engage the viewers in a different way from the paintings.
I have missed reading your blogs and I will, promise, catch up with everyone tomorrow!


ELK said...

you are such a descriptive artist in both word and paint.The Eeyore in me comes out often as awhile A.I will watch for the bridge with interest.

belinda marshall said...

it's nice to allow yourself a blank mind! i guess it should happen often really . . .
congrats on your first year of blogging ~ i love reading your blog :)
popping off to read earlier posts.

Kylie said...

Congratulations Annamaria!!! I'm so very glad you started blogging. I hope it's still helping you on your journey. I can absolutely relate to Eeyore - what a great analogy! I'm going to use that from now on ;) LOVE the drawings and can't wait to see the installation. Kx

Laura said...

i am SO looking forward to seeing your show. the sneak peaks are tantalizing:)

our little love nest said...

You really do express yourself incredibly and leave me with such great images in my mind. I so relate with Eeyore too from time to time. My interest is piqued and I so want to see the installation. Wish I was back home. WOOT WOOT!!! Your package did arrive in all its utter beauty and the funny thing was delivered not to me but to a neighbor....I finally got it this evening! It is positively perfect! I love every little bit! The way you wrapped it up in more art made me so happy!
Thank you so very MUCH!!!!! You are wonderful! xoxo

red-handed said...

Ah, Eeyore ... I played him in junior high, with long ears and a longer face.