h e l l o 2011 - better late than never
um. should i just pretend that it hasn't been over 2 weeks since i posted?
[and that photo has nothing to do with anything other than i like the fact that i have a thimble that says home on it]
perhaps that's the best handle on this situation. oh i had fleeting hopes of putting up a year in review post - or a happy new year post - or any other slightly commemorative, introspective, and nuanced piece of congratulatory happy happy merry merry wow we made it posting.
i admit it got easy to simply not post. to just cocoon and to enjoy the little's excitement over her new gifts - at the wonder of santa eating her christmas cookie. to go to bed ridiculously early on new year's eve mistily remembering the days that i found it thrilling to great the new year at the stroke of midnight. to succumb to hat wearing indoors and the loss of and subsequent return of studio time.
when i look over my flickr account over the last year there is very little to report. there are my weekly mostly private little photos. some habit shots, the making of art and very little else. long gone are the days of photographing, or for that matter doodling, idling, randomly searching and meandering on the internet for fun. perhaps this is in some ways why i continue to hold onto this space - long after many a good friend has given up blogging, i still feel compelled. perhaps it's also because my mailbox was filled this holiday with very REAL treats - cards, cookies, jams, books, and more from many people who i am fortunate to call friend that i have met from this space.
and so... here we are again. in a new year. and what, pray tell, am i up to?
furiously i work on an exhibition that will open at gallerie nicoletta rusconi in milan in april. i normally wouldn't discuss this, but tickets have been bought and so i'm fairly certain that this is beyond jinxing.
i'm planning on a large large wall piece, and a room full of drawings... and some sculpture. [insert trepidation here - because afterall, my work is usually somehow tied to the wall - literally and figuratively speaking]. and so i really should be working on those things instead of typing here, but...
the little turns TWO this week on wed. cliche it may be, but i am beyond amazed that 2 years have passed. when i think of her 5 pounds and tiny and blinking under a silly blue and white striped baby hat compared to her now - a very independent and ever talkative [yesterday in the car she decided to point out every dirty road sign and what shape and color they were. when i said oh really is it dirty? what should we do? she would claim loudly - yes mama ! dirty sign ! clean it ! i clean it ! mama wash it ! more dirty signs mama ! i find dirty signs !] bundle of toddlerhood... well... i think i can hold it together, but man - she'll be what - 10 before i can blink?
speaking of being a mommy : you can actually read a interview of me by dana on her blog leililaloo. "balancing" - a series of questions she posed about being creative and being a mother. truth be told it took me MONTHS to actually get her my responses - i blame not being able to balance everything as much as i wish i could.
and with that - i think i'll bid you adieu... i do have a couple of tricks up my sleeve to share with you soon. i'm going to be guest posting now and again on another blog this year... my last post here holds a clue to that... should be fun.
hope 2011 brings health and happiness, good surprises, and moments of sublime sweetness to you.