So I will be soon going in to day 3 of the residency and I’m feeling tired but buzzing! The ideas have been multiplying and have kept me awake for the last 2 nights – good and bad news!
To have some space to play again is so exciting – away from daily home distractions. I had decided to try and work with the concept of ‘art in a bag’ as the residency is over an hour away by public transport but potential to cycle and or lift share as well – however – I’m plagued by the thought of what will happen after the month of making and thinking? More work to store? Where? Hence, art in a bag – but I arrived on day 1 with 4 bags full of ‘stuff’ that I just might need – mad bag lady! I must I think try and just focus on the creative moments and not on the storage issues…….
Time and space for thinking certianly is helping the thinking. I had researched the area and history of the area in the months leading up to the residency and this is forming my approach to my work. I’m working within a frame work of rules and finding this is inspiring – it gives a daily routine which is probably more a ritual – order, thread, select, stitch, select and stitch, select and stitch – the first hour is filled.