Ammonite post from last week? It was a fun and rewarding experience. I loved how Leon and I stimulated each other in new directions and took a whole day of time devoted to creating.Do you remember the
So I came to a decision:
I am going to do an art residence at home.
Sunday 14th July I start and it will last till Saturday 20th. On Sunday 21th I finish with a google+ hangout talking about the whole experience and "exhibit" the work I did during the week.
Ruudt Peters workshop, that I attended in 2011 the one about my earth experiments, will be of guidance.
Looking for some more inspiration I found two helpfull posts:
1 Elaine Luther:
Drooling over those residency descriptions? Here’s a solution.
2 Joel Zaslofsky:
You Don’t Need to Look for Inspiration
(I use his CCC checklists to plan the retreat – very helpfull)
With all this information I made a post-it visionboard of what I want to accomplish during this week. The two main goals are:
1 - Strengthening my creative qualities to make them my own.
2 - Deepening my bond with metal clay.
Several activities will help me to realize this goal:
- meditate every morning
- explore what Fence means to me - play with the theme
- work 1 hour in a different medium every day
- explore porcelain clay for all kinds of experiments so I am not bothered by costs
- use these explorations in my favourite material: Silver Clay
- connect with other artists/curious human beings through blogging
- No meat – lots of fruit – no pc/tablet/phone devices till 18.00
I don’t know exactly how I will manage it or how it will evolve. I am looking forward to it and am confident I can make my own art residence work.
To fulfill my need for connection I will blog in the evening. I hope to provoke questions from you. All the discussions will be on my website in the comments as I will avoid FB as much as possible.
I will finish this workweek in the fore mentioned Google+ hangout on Sunday 21th of July.
Helga's Google+ profile
Next read: Day 1 - In the Labyrinth of Art