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October 26, 2005

artist's way: week 7

by gl. at 11:03 pm

since halloween is monday (!), this week we created masks, which transforms the studio into a glorious mess of paints & paper plates & found objects & glue guns & heat guns & beads & ribbons & raffia. one of the wednesday morning participants sent a great checkin from new york city. one of the tuesday participants was gone again, and she worried it would be "inappropriate" to return. so i asked the rest of the cluster what they thought, and their thoughts echoed mine: when you begin a cluster, you matter. you belong. there's a space for you. as ursula le guin writes in a poem i read at the beginning of each cluster, "return with us, return to us, be always coming home." unless, you know, you choose to drop, in which case we totally respect your decision. :)

this morning i got to the studio at 9 a.m. to get ready for the cluster at 9:30, and by 9:45 i was pretty mad that nobody had shown up until i remembered the cluster didn't begin until 10. :) it gave me some time to work on the layout for the mhcc calligraphy class that's due friday, though: i started sketching some ideas while the tuesday night class was assembling their masks.


center (abundance): 30 apples spilling out of a bowl, w/ three apples cored enough to place tealights in (to represent the three participants in each group. awwww....!). the picture you're seeing is from the wednesday group, who added a dramatic winter-blooming camilla & tucked ocean stones among the apples.

music: delerium's karma

posted by gl. | October 26, 2005 11:03 PM | categories: artist's way