The country side, hills, rivers, wind, rain, mist, fog, strength, flesh, soil, romance, loss, love, fear, claimed, retreat. I like these words.
Places of retreat: Everything I have been reading seems to be in these drawings but in equal measure they are drawings made while I am distracted by other things. Working in the evening when the telly's on. They are leading somewhere, I am almost nearly certain.
But that's what The Reside Residency is all about, right? Yes!
What's been happening? well, the cat is fairly spritely at the moment, rather naughty actually. Scratching at things she shouldn't and using me as a jungle gym in the mornings. And I have been ok, splitting my time between drawing and reading texts about romance and dramatic landscapes while making more paintings for The Collector series. If anything I am finding it difficult to drag myself away from drawing, once I get going I find it jolly addictive which has meant that I haven't been collaging, which I had and still plan to do.
It has been an exciting month already. I took part in Transition Galleries' Pulp Fictions. The private view turned out to be a great evening, I was a bucket of nerves, but I was among friends so there was really no need. I also met some more twitter friends which was excellent. I love it when that happens. Anyway Pulp Fictions is on until 25 September. Its brilliant.
Bad news: My significant other went toTransylvania. I did not.
Good News: I have souvenirs.
Hopefully the next post will have some more experimental drawings and collages and will probably be the regularly scheduled October 1st post. Unless something fantastical happens.
Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Georges Bataille, essential writings- Michael Richardson
Fanny Hill - John Cleland
Circus and Victorian Society - Brenda Asseal
(there are some 'classics I really should have read already' cropping up. I'm getting through them).