|Nu couché et homme jouant de la guitare 1970 Picasso (via National Picasso Museum)|
I never make anything of that luxurious free time and end up dispirited. The studio feels far away. I built a few canvases and swept the floor. I criticize myself for not using the time wisely and then forget to enjoy myself all the while. I am a victim of my own discipline.
But each year I vow to embrace the Holidays. To be unaccomplished in style. Ultimately I find I've saved something up and when I return to the studio, it's better. Until then, here are some links that become strangely revealing of my current mood:
- Finally saw the Picasso Exhibit at SAM. There are a vast amount of prints and lesser known work that seem only to tell a chronological story. Despite realizing that there are many other more interesting lesser known works out there, I did fall in love with the last painting (above) and ultimately Picasso.
- MoMa leading (or standing alone) in the change of museums.And maybe more related than you think: Writing a pop hit.
- Before the New Year, NY Times featured their 10th Annual Year in Ideas issue. And also from the same issue: In Pursuit of the Perfect Brainstorm.
- What C-Monster is currently reading.
- And a great piece about Northwest artist, Jay Cunningham. "A victim of his own perfectionism".