Sunday, July 8, 2012

Do it yourself

A long time since I have posted anything of note. Life has consisted of running, making coffee, and more running and biking. I have been working 5 days a week (one of the days has been 12 hours so its more like 6 days on coffee land) and then doing a 10-12 mile run on the weekends for half marathon training and just because I can. It has been fine, but leaves me feeling drained of creativity or motivation. Most of the art has been design for our store in the form of menus, posters, and coffee information. All very nice, but no gouache or anything super creative. I was talking with Ruth a customer and mentor and she said I need to do more looking and take the stress off. I am going to try to take the advice and go to some exhibits as well as go to some figure drawing classes. Its hard to feel inspired to just create when there is so much work I feel I have to do. It takes a lot of the whimsy out of things.
Above are the few things I have had time for where art and food intersect. I basically have a shelf full of both pickles and kombucha...the gravlox only lasted a few days in my house...I could not stop eating it.
This coming weekend we go away and I hope that I can force myself to just do some drawing and painting for myself and no one else.


dosankodebbie said...

My favorite place in the whole wide world is the place where art and food intersect. "Go out and look" is such great advice. Fortunately for me (since disabilities keep me house-bound) the internet is a stimulating place for both art and food. Your blog included. :)

charrow said...

Thank you Debbie. I am privileged that I live in a city where I can run around and see things all the time. To the point where I am paralyzed by the options. I think the internet is a great way to see, but I also find I cannot always tear myself away and end up losing all my productive time. Slowly trying to moderate myself. I appreciate the support so much.