Posts Tagged ‘ideas’


Thursday, August 30th, 2012


superfetation |ˌsoōpərˌfēˈtā sh ən|
noun Medicine & Zoology
the occurrence of a second conception during pregnancy, giving rise to embryos of different ages in the uterus.
• figurative the accretion of one thing on another : the superfetation of ideas.
ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from French superfétation or modern Latin superfetatio(n-), from Latin superfetare, from super- ‘above’ + fetus ‘fetus.’

See this piece in person on exhibit in Detroit, October, at “Damned”.


Monday, August 10th, 2009

I must be experiencing some sort of Barbie Redux anti climatic blues, as I have done next to nothing for the past three days. My studio is a discombobulated disaster zone, the bedroom has clothes all over the floor, the bathrooms need cleaning, the dining room table is covered, dust bunnies are coming out of the woodwork and and and and and. I sit, at the puter, somewhat zombiefied. I want to paint but feel guilty doing it when so many other things need my attention. Ideas are bubbling now that I am free to paint again, I have missed it so!! Like a friend I have not seen for six months!! I need to smell some linseed oil and turpentine!!

I usually have more of a variety of projects going at once but Barbie had me under her synthetic spell!

Still, already got notice about Christmas ornaments from the FOlk Tree and I would like to get that done for once early, then there is our annual Day of the Dead show. Next month, One of our artist members will do a Brazilian themed show and I am really looking forward to that. The gallery membership has decided to offer up a different way of guest artists show, that is a 20.00 jury fee but instead of the gallery keeping 50% we are going to keep 20%, so that percentage is very generous for any guest artists and perhaps more compelling to participate.

I’m thinking about what I might do for next year as a theme, if I do anything that is.

I watched Doc Christiane Northrup last night on life for peri menopausal and menopausal women, and it sure requires a lot of discipline, lets just say it sucks, getting old sucks. The only real discipline I have had the past few years has been for making the art and now it seems I absolutely must put myself first and so, tomorrow I am going to sign up for Curves. gah the sound of it bugs me. And I must totally control inflammation inducing consumption, very little sugar. I want to have a good attitude about so I keep telling myself that I will have better energy for creating and I will lose weight. Tomorrow I will just start.

Today I saw a documentary about artist Alice Neel. She was kind of a kook, I mean eccentric. Alice Neel Its interesting how her life and choices affected her children. I remember reading about the artist Louise Nevelson and she said that she could never marry because she was married to her art. It can be a selfish thing.


Sunday, October 14th, 2007

While I convalesce I have literally been forced to be still, and since I am a bit obsessed with productivity it is awkward  to be comfortable just existing. I am relaxing, reading, journaling privately and watching tv and I feel deliciously wicked and indulgent about it. It’s a relief to not be demanding something of myself, to not for a few moments in time be requiring proof that I am earning my keep.  Hubby has been a loving caretaker of me and the role reversal has been fun.


Anyway, I figure this is a good time to fill the well, consciously or unconsciously…after all, two weeks of convalescing requires intense concentration on nothing! If you think that is easy try meditating, if you have a monkey mind like me, it requires great effort! 


But, tomorrow I will get out of bed and function, though my body is weak, life carries on, I will just take it slow, I will just do the best I can.


I will get back on the art track with pencil and paper. I will begin by generating some sketches and developing and expanding upon some of the ideas that have been brewing in the back of my brain with automatic writing, one long stream of consciousness and word association. For me, the most efficient way of moving on to the next piece or pieces is by having the last piece inform the next…