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March 1, 2005

artist's way: week 6

by gl. at 10:51 am

we did a variation of playback theatre for this artist's way: i forgot how effective it is! unlike writing or visual arts, playback theatre involves articulating a story with other group members, but even more scary to some is telling a story and being the center of attention. we were all laughing and energized by the end of the night -- one piece actually had me in tears we were laughing so hard. it made me realize how focused & tense it's seemed lately: too much to do and just barreling from one thing to the other leaves little room for laughter. the future-oriented event was even better than i expected. next time, i'll figure out a better way to handle the improvisational poetry portion. at the end of the night i also gave more concrete examples of what i'm looking for in an omega project. and i was happy to note that the participants initiated wanting to exhange contact information -- something i don't like to do off the bat, but had meant to ask about for the media fasting exercise.

i've got the post-class cleanup down pretty well, now. a little too well, perhaps -- i found myself wanting to linger a bit longer in the studio. i've got really good clippies now and so i can put up the charcoal pieces sven & i generate in the saturday drawing studio classes on a regular basis, and other unfinished tidbits i'm attached to, without fearing they'll crash on someone's head. having art up makes a big difference, and i'm very fond of rotating ephemeral art rather than always having formal framed art. (of course, i have a lot of framed art thanks to terrilynn, and don't know what to do with it now. :)

posted by gl. | March 1, 2005 10:51 AM | categories: artist's way