I had a very frustrating day in the studio. I’ve been very uninspired this week and working in the studio today, took every ounce of energy I had. Since I have a pretty tight schedule, a day off was not an option for me. I decided to be kind to myself, and just work intuitively today. So, I started a new notebook of collages with fabrics and xeroxes. This notebook of collages will be separate from my daily collages. So, here is what I came up with:
In addition to my family photos, I also have a stack of photos that have people in them in which nobody in the family knows who they are. I’m pretty sure that the majority of the people are friends of the family. I find it odd and sad that I was the only one in my family interested in keeping the photos. Some of these are really the best ones, even if they aren’t family. The moment captured is more candid than the family’s posed portraits. Friends are chosen family in my book, and they are the ones that probably know me the best, because I see them more often, and spend more time with them. I wish I knew who these people were. They probably have way more stories of my family than my family does. All of the collages I am showing you today, are of people whom I don’t know, and are probably friends or unknown relatives.
There was a picture of his wife too, standing in the same spot. Maybe a group of friends went to the beach for a vacation? This was something my grandmother often talked about doing.
I was hoping this one would put me in better studio mood. 🙂
He’s probably a relative, but I don’t recognize him.
She looks like she’s mad or up to something.
Well, that is my day at the studio. Now, I’m going to go figure out what the #$%% I’m going to write about for my paper that is due soon. Normally, I take a day off on Sunday to follow other interests and hang with Todd, but I think I need to read all day and get some research done!