'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Friday 20 March 2009

After the frenzy of production yesterday

very little has been achieved today. I went shopping and nearly forgot the most important thing I went out for [contact lens fluid] and did forget the second most important - some braid to put round the tiles embroidery. So I'll have to go again on Monday. [I'm a pensioner, I don't do shops at the weekend!]

Since I got home I have pottered about to very little effect. I think this is because we are going out again this evening, which we don't often do, and it's an odd time [6.45 - 8.30] and a bit open ended and generally unsettling to the ancient who are set in their ways.

Tell you all about it tomorrow.

One thing I have started is an analysis of what I like in art, prompted by this on Elizabeth Barton's blog, - all part of my attempt to develop some pretence to be an artist rather than an artisan - not that I have anything against artisans, I think craft skills in general are criminally undervalued in the UK. Perhaps I'd just like to be a better artisan - but I would like to develop a consistent style and approach to my work instead of drifting from one thing to another depending on what I've just read.

So I have been looking at some postcards I've collected at various exhibition and written down what I like about them. No real insights yet, but I shall collect a few more - and then move onto my own work as Barton recommends. I think that will be harder to analyse.

Here is today's orange image - a quick snap one evening from a moving car and then the help of the Hockneyizer.

Would that the M3 always looked like this!

1 comment:

lisette said...

thanks celia - i just had a play with that gizmo and got a much more distinguished photo. see my flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/textileseahorse/

btw i haven't forgotten our ephemera exchange i've just been really slack and getting to the post office. i will do so this week