Sunday, April 18, 2010

fresh air helps.

This past week or two, I seem to have lost much of my card-making momentum.
Sometimes, it is so easy to just allow life to take over and suck me dry of any motivation to create. Sometimes, it takes an art-filled afternoon field trip and the company of a great friend to turn things around. The gorgeous, slightly breezy weather also helped!

This also means that I did absolutely nothing on the card-making front yesterday- and on a prime Saturday, just weeks away from Renegade Austin! I'm glad I went, though--the Brewery art walk did wonders for my eyes and spirit. I always find it very inspiring to see artists' work in the context of their live/work spaces and make the connection between their art and a slice of their personal world. There is such a variety of art and people here, it must be amazing to live in the complex.

I'd been to the Brewery once before, but it was a few years ago and I think it was a much shorter visit. It wasn't until yesterday that I realized how large the place is. Huge! Our feet were tired before we could get through all of it, but we both felt like we saw a good amount(read: lots and lots).

As interesting as some of these studios were to walk through, I generally refrained from photographing the interiors, other than a few shots of a performance and some signage. I suppose that in a way I feel like it'd be invading. Even if they are made open to the public a couple weekends a year, many of these are private spaces. I wouldn't really want random strangers photographing my space, you know?

I leave you with this image from one of the studio entrances (Ahem--mother, if you are reading this, please do not scroll down!). Today will surely be filled with drawing and ink and watercolors. I must put some ideas down on paper before they fade away! There is no more time for screwing around.

1 comment:

haejin said...

tee hee, i love your message to your mom. how are you stranger?