I’m probably not the only one thinking that January has been an incredibly hard month to get through.
Cold, damp… dark mornings and nights. I really couldn’t get myself going again.
I had the right idea last year of planning a solo show at the end of January, as that forced me to work : http://www.artinliverpool.com/events/cass-art-the-house-in-the-woods/ Not only that, but it started a momentum for the year.
I do think though that you get to a point where you just need to recharge, or to hibernate and that’s what this month has been about.
Rather than wear myself out planning and running all over the place delivering work, my New Years resolution was to just sit back, and go with the flow.
The intention was, I don’t apply for anything, just enjoy doing the work and expect nothing from this year at all.
I was really surprised then to receive several emails …. The first was to say that my artists book in the Liverpool Frankenstein exhibition is now touring to Bristol https://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/frankenstein/
Then, the book I’d sent to Sweden for the Enkoping Festival last year is now touring to a library in Västerås in March..(still waiting for a link to the exhibition)
A Paper shoes installation I made years ago will be heading to Tate Exchange in Tate Modern in July (again, just waiting for the exhibition link )
…and I’ve been asked to create new work for the Platforms project exhibition in Athens this summer.
I just feel like I’ve said to my work – right, I’ve created you, now its your turn to get yourself out there . Silly as that sounds, it makes me feel motivated again.