As i may have mentioned earlier, I didn’t bring much with me in the way of studio equipment or materials.
Sometimes this has been Extremely Frustrating. Mostly, I’ve enjoyed the simplicity. And the challenge of improvising.
Today I discovered a plinth for my first 3D piece by uniting a vacuum cleaner box (of which more later) + black plastic bag + chunk of polystyrene.
…also a way to display my bilingual loving-kindness mantra, thanks to a somewhat dodgy light switch.
I’m feeling ridiculously pleased with these two small steps towards creating a gallery in my middle room. It’s nearly there: plain white walls, decent light and no furniture. If I can just scrounge a hammer and about 8m of light wire i can improvise a hanging system!
…in her new studio. Here in Göreme, Cappadocia Turkey I’ve very luckily found a cute little old stone house and am slowly setting up housekeeping and of course a workspace.
It’s slow because I’ve been taking a lot of time for social life – predictably hilarious given my minimal Türkçe – and walking, looking, drawing this marvellous landscape. Soon enough I’ll be happy to spend all day in a cosy studio with Ladybird.
Space and time are always the requirements for creation. The stuff of making. This week I have the blessing if both. I’m making – completing – a very simple project long in the making, but I’m also beginning to feel a renewed interest in something with much more potential. Starting somewhere, sometime, like this
Fabric yet again from Dye-it. I had a buying spree when they closed. I love their work.