28 January 2008

on collecting.... and...

japanese primer

it's been a long time since i posted a corner ... remember when amanda started the group? [aside: have you been looking at her daily photo project?]

this was a reject shot from the ones i sent over to jan at poppytalk who asked me to talk a bit about my collections . she's put together a great collection of collections. see them all .

above is what i'm calling my "japanese primers" [finally framed them]. i found them at a flea market in tokyo for 500 yen [$5]. the colors are totally intense and the pictures are really funny. if i tried REALLY hard i might be able to make out what the text on the right is - at least some of it. :)

on poppy today

my brain has been on overdrive lately. i think it's partially because i'm not getting everything done that i want to get done [this 1/2 sickness stuff is for the birds. i think i'm ok, and then i try to do stuff and nope. i'm exhausted]. i think it's also because i haven't had a good studio day yet this year. a whole day of me making. this makes me antsy. i also have several things in their beginning stages - nothing is at a point where i feel like it's on course. i'm still researching and thinking and feeling that something could shift... this is both good and bad.

btw andrea asked when the show with lisa will be at art stream ... we are working on the dates for sure - but july/august.... thanks for your interest [andrea has a piece in their next show! yay!]

i met my painting I students today. i'm excited to be teaching painting again. it's been awhile. i'm hoping that now that my teaching schedule is "set" i can get into the groove of everything else. is anyone else feeling a bit unsettled so far in 08? [and when did january fly by?]

21 comments:

Janet said...

Yes,very unsettled indeed. Wanting to achieve so much this year but keep coming up against brick walls. I guess I should knock them down but I sometimes crave for a nice quiet life....Lovely collections x

anne said...

lisa,

i saw your collections on the poppy blog and was very intrigued by the bird nests and the glass collection. i heart special glass, too.

yes on the january. where did it go? i suffer the same "i'm not getting done what i want to get done" syndrome. very yes on feeling unsettled.
but the year is young, it can still turn out a great one :)

dandelion said...

i was wondering where january went myself, im sure months are shorter now than they used to be... loved your popytalk feature - great collections!...x

bugheart said...

yes,
very unsettled...
and february
is looming.
hope you
have
good studio day
soon...
xo

julie said...

Oh Lisa, I am feeling exactly the same - i cant seem to get anything done..nothing down on paper..its really frustrating! I am putting it down to the cold and hopefully spring will help out :)
I really enjoyed your collections xx

muertoderisa said...

i can't remember the last time i felt settled.
i agree with julie tho, warm weather will definitely help!
i love how you mentioned a dream job would be collecting for others. that does sound like fantasy work...

wendy said...

oh the sickness is hard to get you juices flowing.
hope you get into a groove soon.

patricia said...

Oh, I know exactly how you feel. January just flew by and I haven't been able to get into a groove yet. I don't know what it is!

Lovely Paper said...

i loved reading about your collections :) thank you for sharing them!

amisha said...

i just kept nodding to the january thoughts... i am still feeling so unsettled. there are so many little bits dangling everywhere... and february on friday?! what?! i am still on new year's mode...
agreeing with the other comments that maybe spring will help with all of this. it is after all my first 'true' winter...
xoxo
ps love the collections!

Andrea said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for the "yay".......you made me smile :)
~Andrea

susan said...

i loved your collections over at poppytalk. so nice! getting excited about all the goodness goin on already in 08. hope you are 100% really soon!

matirose said...

lovely collections!
i work now near RATTO's~ i'd love to meet for lunch one of these days!
:)
mati

design for mankind. said...

Lisa:

A gift to you, for being so freaking inspiring!:

http://designformankind.blogspot.com/2008/01/its-time.html

andrea (scout) said...

oh how i love the sneak-peeks into your home. my heart is all aflutter for the nests. :)

and 2008? not feelin' it yet. no siree. going to need some more time to ease into this year...

Tiffany said...

First - love the color of your walls! It's such a happy, calm color - I'm all about the happy calm as I try to wrap my brain around wall colors for a hallway and a bedroom.
Second - the Japanese primers are fantastic! The color does just jump out and grab you.
And third - I really hope you feel better soon. There's nothing worse than that antsy creative feeling and not being able to do anything about it 'cause you're sick.

Tiff*

lisa s said...

i'm relieved to read i'm not alone w/ the unsettled where did jan go!

thanks guys for your encouragement and for all the collection love!

babelfish said...

It's an interesting thought that although January is just another month, many of us entered it like babies squinting their eyes to the morning sun, still trying to find their feet. Love your framed japanese primers + Jan's fascinating posts on collections.

louise said...

I'm with you on the where did January go thought. I'm sure February will hold a plenitude of brilliant studio days for you.

Snippety Gibbet said...

Hi, Lisa.......I am enjoying your blog. I gather you teach on the college level?

Blair said...

I love seeing bits of your house Lisa. And your robot thoughts are looking amazing up there. Just as an aside, you have great handwriting.

Hope you are well! xo