…and where far too much work is shoved into a “later” folder!
Here’s Geiger, in her role of “editor.” (Then the rain eased and off she went!)
And this is one of those catch-alls for stuff that is yet to be finished/shelved/ditched. Aw, c’mon! Who does NOT have such a space. Fess up. Please? Am I the only clutter-bug?
Actually, this is not all mine.
But this is!
I call it my essentials for a creative life. Right now, it’s Nina. Tomorrow, maybe Lloyd-Webber, Sinatra, Chopin, Flanders and Swan. Depends on the mood. I used to have a radio in here, but sometimes, I need to hear the music that pushes my sentimental buttons and that means a machine that is capable of playing the music. So I bought a “boom box.” ( We do have a big hi-fi set-up in the living room, but I can’t hear it from in here.)
So there you have it…a glimpse of my work space. It’s not where I do my printmaking, of course. That’s done in various other places: I cut lino at the kitchen counter because the height suits me. I do the messy stuff, like gluing, on a table out on the deck. Screen printing has to be done on the dining table (the table almost completely swathed in old sheets after I had a little “accident” one day!) and any work needing the press is done in a friend’s studio.
Last week was an interesting one. ..
In conjunction with the City’s Arts Festival, one of the schools hosted a literature programme, with authors and illustrators of junior to young adult fiction in town to give talks and demonstrations. I went with some of the younger grades to hear Leigh Hobbs speak about his characters. Following Leigh’s hilarious demonstration, I can now draw a very credible “Old Tom.” And Alison Lester shared stories from her life as a mother, teacher, illustrator,writer. I also managed to take in a very interesting and entertaining talk by Archimede Fusillo. When he spoke of the discomfort and torment of some migrants, some of us had to reach for our Kleenex. But he also had us laughing like drains!
Now, if we can just build on the children’s current enthusiam for books… Here’s hoping!