Monday, August 20, 2007

Where I'll be for the next long while...

Summer 2007


These dog days of summer are killing me. It's so quiet and warm and peaceful. The city is alive and full of activity and things to do and the days seem to pass in dreamlike quickness, leaving me wondering where all the time has gone. I guess I've been replenishing, storing it up. That's hard to explain to someone who thinks about deadlines or the standard 8 hours a day (which I try to regularly maintain), but sometimes you just can't rush it or force it.

Sometimes you feel that making a single stroke with the brush would expend the same energy as lifting a mountain. I've been waiting for the power to flow back into my body, effortlessly coursing through my veins, enegizing me with the simplicity of the hidden universe. Instead, I find myself enervated by the merest thought of making a colour choice.

So, instead, I update the blog, I consider the best way to tackle the neglected paperwork and putter around, smoking a chewed up cigar and watch the sun set without feeling compelled to take a photo.

These dog days...I sense they're over. Something wants to come out now, ready to be born. Maybe in the morning, maybe tonight, but one thing's for sure: the vacation is over and not a day too soon.

3 comments:

PG said...

I for one like the end of summer, and the feeling of everything getting back to normal...july and august are almost dead months for me. That is a great picture btw!

jade said...

The artist working... You're lucky cause you dont have to work in an office:P

Paul said...

I really like your work, and being able to read about your thoughts behind the work and your ideas in general is a great bonus.

Your Halfbreed T-Shirts are a great idea, I would definatley wear one if the print and design were different. I don't mean to insult you, this is just my opinion. I think they would be popular as there are many whom would consider themselves Halfbreed in Canada and the USA.
For example my origins are half french and half Irish.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Paul