04/21/2008: "Cold Comfort"
This weekend we had perfect weather. Aaron and I spent a lot of time outside, walking on various beaches and taking in the sun. Below are some photos, they lose a lot of their impact at such a small scale but trust me, it was absolutely gorgeous.
Having time to play outside reminded me of a scene from the movie Cold Comfort Farm, a woman is talking to her young friend and asks what she plans to do with her life. The young woman says that her plan is to write a best selling book when she's 60 years old. Her friend asks her what she plans to do until then and she replies "gather experiences to write about of course!"
That's what I've gained by canceling my show for July. For the first time in a long while, I feel like I can just go out and "gather experiences"..possibly I'll take a photo or see something along the way that will truly inspire me to create new work. I realize that for me, it's something that just can't be forced. Whenever I do force it, the work always suffers.
And so, that's what I'll be doing for awhile...guilt-free I might add.