I’ve neglected this blog …. Again. My last post was written in the beautiful Studio 9 at Porthmeor, St Ives. So, why can I not keep up this up to date. A weekly musing post? An update of studio practice (I’m forever taking photos in my studio) I guess it’s another role I’ve created for myself that I struggle to keep up with ... engaging in Facebook, updating Twitter, my accounts, researching worthy opportunitites, applying for funding/opps/residencies etc .. did I mention studio practice?
Looking back on previous posts I’m glad I’ve written them. They’re a good account of where I’m at what I’ve been doing and in some posts a reminder that I do get through the bad days!
I thought I would write regularly during my time at Porthmeor but I couldn’t. Being in the thick of it, immersed in it it was almost impossible to reflect where I was at and what I was thinking in a coherent manner. I did write (just for me) but I guess I’ve needed this time and distance to fully absorb what those 3 months meant to me and my practice. Time to back track.
So great to be part of this exhibition and spend a little time with the Lisa Hirmer. Not always in my comfort zone giving talks but to be amongst soil scientists, artists who work with soil and other soil fanatics was comforting :)
Plans to host a ‘Dirty Weekend’ at Porthmeor to explore all things dirt with other artists had to be shelved so I wanted to bring some dirt to our farewell party and mud arm wrestling seemed the most manageable. It was interesting to witness various resopnses to the dirt (mud and water mixed up on plastic sheeting on a table) how some people embraced it and others were quite obviously repulsed.
I always love a peek into fellow artists studios, seeing work in progress and ideas being played with.