03/16/2006: "Solar powered artist"
We've had clear (freezing cold but sunny) skies for over a week now. The sun makes me feel all vibraty in me guttywad...ideas are bouncing, I'm talking faster, thinking faster, sleeping less. Everyday I get wound a tiny bit tighter. It's exciting because I sense I'm on the verge of a major creative cycle. I've even lined up two people to come and model for me (thanks guys!) on Sat. which is fantastic. I haven't been able to work from live models in a long long time, it's going to give me so much more freedom (and information) than I'm used to.
Today I looked for an old friend from the blogosphere...Thomas in London. We used to exchange long emails and mixed CDs but after he returned from a trip to New Zealand he kind of disappeared in that way people can when you don't really know them (I think he moved back to Germany). I looked up his old blog Confessions of a Failed Artist...but it hadn't been updated for nearly 2 years.
Well, long story short, while looking for his site I found this short audio file on NPR called Failed Artist. This guy talks about how after art school he realized he didn't have the energy (after working 40 hours a week at his day job) to make art. Listening to him talk about his lost dream I had the most delicious realization...that I *couldn't* relate. Anyway, below is a photo I took last night. Pretty eh? Also, I can finally pay for the prints I had made of this pump house. joy!