We are products of our times.
This is a time of transformation. We feel the shift.
I need to make art. It keeps me steady. Yet I’ve been feeling disoriented. I dare say we all have been feeling some degree of disorientation, distraction, and brain scramble.
Even though I have to get back to work I can’t just pick up where I left off.
Those of us who need to do our work still need to do our work.
Here is what I am keeping in mind:
- Do something, anything that is artful: I like the analogy that a parked car can’t change direction. In order to respond to the changing times I have to find a way to move/make. For me, right now, what that’s looking like is working with some geometries; taking my time, starting simply, working slowly. I know that one making leads to another.
Here’s what I’m doing the rest of the time :
- Cleaning: this creates space for what comes next.
- Napping: this helps to process the changes.
- Caring for my physical self: take walks, eat mindfully, brush my hair.
- Connecting with others from a social distance: phone calls, letters, social media, donations. Today I will hang some rainbow paper chains in my front yard.
The art that is in me is now in reset mode. I’m okay with that.