Saturday, January 12, 2008
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Sporadic but still here
Sunday, January 07, 2007
sad but true
My life is all about the singing now. It's a blast - Jacob's singing too now. Who could believe it, a 19 1/2 month old singing - he doesn't even talk yet, but he sings all sorts of things (only just the last 2 weeks). So soon I will write a real update.
ciao for now,
Monday, May 29, 2006
Hark Was that an Idea for Art I Heard?
I sang it about 30 times, with this funny percussion from the cords and I thought "I should record this - it's the true sound of parenting. Ridiculous things you never thought you'd do, say, rattle, rub - all to keep your child happy. I remember when Jacob was first born I was too shy to sing to him, I felt so silly. I think it's because I had no idea what it was really like.
So I thought I could collect sounds from parents of their lives and create a soundscape installation and install it in a big, dark, cool room, so that people could walk through the room and explore the inside of parenting in a way that I think is very novel. Like the real parenting.
What'dya think? I'm looking for volunteers to send me off-key singing, rattling of keys, banging on pots, anything. Who knows if I'll do anything, but atleast I have an idea. Yeah!
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Where's the Art?
Then I realized that the school also has a linguistics program, which I love, so I decided to do a double major and took courses in both areas. Now this year I could only take one course, and no art courses fit, so it was more linguistics. And I'm taking a spring course now, also linguistics. And I find myself thinking - what about art?
The thing is I love art, I love making it, I loved making it last year. In fact, it was probably the biggest thing that allowed me to cope with losing my first baby in an early miscarriage, and then having an unstable pregnancy with the second one. I made art about it, and about my life. But I'm loving the linguistics too. I used to miss my job for its intellectual challenges. Now I could care less, because I'm much more interested in linguistic theory than insurance case law and I get the same mental stimulation from it.
So, I am anxiously awaiting my course calender for September, and hoping I can manage to squeeze at least one art course, and a linguistics course and who knows what else into next year. I want to keep with the art - it's the main thing that I want to be doing. But the linguistics keeps sucking me in, like a cheap novel or a good dessert.
So there. That's where the art is. In my head I guess. I had some huge art ideas just after Jacob was born (like making human prints with Gentian Violet), but they seem to be fading away now. Perhaps while I'm waiting for September, this blog will jog them in my memory.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Ok, still no full-on vacation pics, but here's a picture for my mom. Jacob first started giving her this look, which she calls his 'fluttery eyes' look before he did it to me or anyone else. It seems to be a blissful, loving look, and we've never been able to capture it on 'film' or pixels in this case. So here it is, post sand-eating, for Grandma.