It has been all go here this week. I was looking forward to the full moon bringing calm. Well that has been blown out of the water! Not had as busy a few weeks for ages, all sorts of things happening. Today’s page (14.11.19) came from me messing with the predictions made by my phone. I think it is quite odd how it generates words , so I wrote them down as it popped them up.
Time is a funny thing. When all goes well it can fly by. When we are waiting for something important or exciting then minutes can seem like hours. When we are separated from our loved ones it can seem time goes on forever. If that separation is because of death it can become unbearable. A gash is made in our lives that can never be closed. But I believe in time our lives begin to grow around the gap, slowly filling it with new life experiences. It never closes completely, but becomes less obvious, and not as raw.
For many November is a time of remembrance. I have visited many War Commission cemeteries in France, Belgium and Greece. Someone once told me, if you say the name of people who have died, then they are still with you. As I walk through the cemeteries I try and say the names on the headstones, so they are alive one more time. It maybe a bit bonkers, but there are many there who will never have a visitor, I feel that I have at least awakened their memory for one fleeting moment. I have stood at the Menin Gate and watched as people of all ages, remember the fallen of conflicts , age and ethnicity do not hold back the tears. They flow like silent reminders. We will remember them.
It has been a mad month already we are at 11th and I am so behind with my blog. Today I catch up as I remember.
Not sure if I should have said Fall back! I may have almost fallen off a cliff… but I haven’t, I am still here ! Please keep tuned, good news coming soon.
That’s it then, clocks turned back and a good frost to scrap off the car windscreen this morning. It’s cold in my work space but I have so much work to do for a Christmas market at the weekend I didn’t notice . Here’s yesterday’s and today’s pages.27.10.1928.10.19
Today is a family day. Non of us are working…well except me and at least I can work from home. But I have found it difficult to find my rhythm. Perhaps it is because I know it really is a family day . Anyway I became an automatic drawing machine to make today’s page.
I seem to have hit a plateau with my work recently. I have been doing a bit too much work just for the dirty £ and that means less time to create and apply for things . Then I very nearly landed a shared studio space, but that doesn’t look like it is going to happen either. May be that is for the better, guess we will have to see. Well with all that in mind I met up with an artist friend who I always admire, and we had a great chat about all kinds of things to do with my work. It was just what I needed. It is a shame I am not part of a studio, I do like to be with other people , it generates lots more ideas and keeps me focused on making rather than getting stuck in the ‘my work is rubbish , no one wants to see it’ spiral. But onwards and upwards, new things coming soon.
How was your weekend? Hope it was a good one. Lots of people would start a holiday week this week. I find it quite odd now to think about having holidays set by someone else. How easy sometimes we adapt to new situations. Yesterdays and todays collage are a bit odd I think, odd for me. I do sometimes struggle using things in my collages. I do try to recycle things I find. But then I collect things because they are lovely and I think too nice to cut up , and I end up with piles of things. So I have decided to just use whatever takes my fancy, there may not be another day that feels right to use them , so, no more ‘ Sunday clothes’ I am just going to use what I have because I can .
I have toothache… It is a pain like no other. Its like scratching nails down a blackboard and rubbing a balloon with damp fingers all at once.
It has distracted me today , I hope your day has been much more pleasant . My internet is so slow today, I have missed out yesterday’s page, it’s done but the image is somewhere in the air , going from one device to another . Sorry, I will try and post it tomorrow .
My Family have gone on holiday. I am home alone, with the cat and the tortoise, and it feels strange. No noise, unless I make it. Nothing moves, this is a bonus I have left things all over the place .I would never do this with everyone home. Leave anything anywhere normally and it will not be there when you return. It would be eaten by the dog, recycled by the senior members of the family or used by the youngest. Still it hasn’t done anything for my time keeping.
Lots of work needed in the next few weeks as I have a selling event at The Harris In Preston on 2nd November, if I am not careful I won’t have anything to sell! If your interested there will be over 30 local sellers there and information can be found at The Creative Principles Facebook page.