First day in the underground studio.
THE RULES: no computer, fixed start and finish times, lunch hour, time to read, time to sit.
FIRST EXERCISE: draw ten leaves.
Think about 10. Ten posts, rhymes for counting, ten fingers, ten toes, ten out of ten.
Cup of tea.
Spidergram of ideas.
Blackboard – hens’ helmets.
Cut out helmet shape from sheet using my rabbit headdress as a pattern. Take this home to sew.
Notebook. Write up so far. Now what?
Ah reading. Jeanette Winterson: ART OBJECTS, chapter on Imagination and Reality. She speaks about art as stimulating the part of us nothing else reaches and about art’s visionary purposes. About how art is outside the money culture.
“We know we are dissatisfied, but the satisfactions that we seek come at a price beyond the resources of a money culture. Can we afford to live imaginatively, comtemplatively? Why have we submitted to a society that tries to make imagination a privilege when to each of us it comes as a birthright.”
My aim is to ground myself in rhythmic activities in order to let ideas arise, to take off.
TAKING TIME, MAKING TIME
Finish with knitting and thinking.