Lots of things are happening......I'm moving things into the new studio and trying to organize as I do it. The bulk of the actual moving of stuff is falling on my shoulders so it's rather slow going and that's ok. It gives me time to really look at what I have collected, treasured, love and scratch my head about. I can't say the toss pile has grown.
I met a fellow artist friend out on the road yesterday morning. She was running her dog and Murphy and I were taking pictures from the comfort of our warm car. She agreed that I had a lot of stuff and then added, "But, you need your stuff because you do so many different things." Bless you Peggy and may the Goddess keep you in paint, clay and glass products.
It's true I love all the different avenues I have explored and I have ideas for combining them in interesting ways. Zeus says I'm a pack rat. I am NOT one of those poor people on those reality shows that has stacks and stack of stuff piled all over the place. Ok, the fiber studio did have a goat path in to the sewing machine but it was all organized mess.
Anyway, moving off that topic and on to another favorite one, Alice in Wonderland. I've been collecting items for the studio hallway that I want to use to reflect the theme of the rabbit hole.
At turning points in my life certain symbols seems to creep into my awareness. Before my decision to have both knee joints replaced I was fascinated with trains. Zeus even bought me my own train set for Christmas.
I thought my lust for a train set had to do with creating a different environment for it to run in. I had gone to the train shows and looked at what I thought were sad, dirty looking 1930 scenes. Well made but it all seemed so depressing. Recreations of actual train depots, towns, etc. What I wanted to do was create the land of the ICE QUEEN with lots of glitter and fake snow and frozen animals. I no sooner got the tables set up in my old studio, got the train set up then it seemed like we were going to sell the house and build our dream house.
We were on the move..........like the trains.
We moved in our new home and my knees had gotten worse. Walking even short distances was painful for me and for people watching me. I didn't unpack the trains because I had no where to set them up. Instead I opted to have surgeries on both feet and then surgeries on both knees.
Two years and now I'm zoooooooooooooooooooooooming! I HAVE MOTION AGAIN.
Coming down from our seats in the movie theater, the other night, I turned to John, just grinning from ear to ear and said, "Did you see how fast I got down those stairs and look at me............LOOK I'M WALKING LIKE A REAL PERSON!!!!!!"
The symbol of a trains represent motion, change, new environments for me.
My great grandfather worked for the railroad from the age of 14 until he retired. I had free run of the train when we traveled on one. Although, I admit I did spend a great deal of time in the dining car, "helping" set tables and generally annoy the staff.
Alice's, rabbit hole is another NEW symbol for me. It's the falling into something unknown. A new space with amazing potential, excitement, adventure and a new journey. I've decided, for my own enjoyment and I hope yours to share my thoughts about Alice in Wonderland, over time in my blog.
Morpheus says, "You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole-goes."
-Andy & Larry Wachowski, The Matrix, 1999
(sigh, one of my favorite movies)
Ok, You know what to do people..........get out there and create! :)Bea