new house, new work, chaos

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Lots afoot since my last post: building, plumbing, house repairs of all kinds. Harder to pick up the threads of my art work, much interrupted. Now it’s time to register The Wolf at the Door for Artists’ Open House again – for which I’ll need lots of new work anyway. Ideas have been knocking on my mind’s door, been postponed, piled up, got confused. If I don’t get stuck in now I will soon be embroiled in exhibition admin!

So here are some pics of my studio and about ten or twelve pieces of work in progress and lots of raw materials – not the ideal way to work but the only way I can pick up the threads.

It’s like a metaphor for my mind at present: some organised and distinct bits in there but a lot of chaos and disorder, things swirling about and recombining in unexpected ways. So now I know it’s starting to work again, after the usual doubts: that mixture of design/plan and serendipity/chance that I’ve talked about before, and the boldness to take risks and maybe wreck it all!

Have a look at the Jill Tattersall Artist and Wolf at the Door Facebook pages to see what’s going on in more detail.