March 5, 2012

Enthused




A moment in the Sculpture Garden, 2012.


It was one of those glorious, sunny weekends where the sky seems bluer than blue, and the world was a perfect place.

After not getting Comic Con tickets, I went with G when he went the park to work. As he chased children off cars, I took the tram up to the Art Museum. The show of the dyed silk obis and kimonos was magical, and tho the mid eastern art was very well displayed, I was only interested in the fabrics and tiles. Still, it was awfully good to be able to get out of myself and see these wonderful things.

I snatched an Art Museum brownie and some photographs in the sculpture garden before heading across the street to the Mingei, a museum of crafts and folk arts. Today there was magical California arts and crafts from the 40’s through the 60’s. Marvelous and invigorating pieces by a huge range of artists from potters to architects, from weavers to enamellists that included lots of local artists many I knew. My legs were starting to give out, but I still did a quick walk through of the Crafts of Finland from the same period upstairs before calling it a day and catching the tram back to the car.
Things like that wake my brains up.

I devolved into my books with a diet coke in my shady but warm car. Perhaps I dozed. Sunday there was a doze or two after breakfast with our friends, but I was still creatively invigorated. I reedited the piece on fascist music and worked my way through to page 3 of five with my architectural comparison essay.

Long ago I found I needed some form of outside stimulus to motivate me. Often I work well in a class setting when pressured to accomplish something. With the refunding and reopening of the writer’s workshop on Tuesday, I’m truly enthused once again.

9 comments:

  1. I am delighted the project was funded again. You have such a gift, Mage. Blessings on your head for sharing it.

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  2. Yay!!!!!!!!! I'm happy for you!!!

    I've been fighting with Blogger for an hour and finally got here!! Needless to say the air at my house has turned blue!

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  3. How wonderful being where you can visit all those wonderful places.
    The glorious advantage of a large urban area. My vacation this year will be back in big city where I can visit those places until my legs give out and then find coffee and a chair somewhere.

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  4. I need an outside force to invigorate me too. Our Sculpture Garden is quite nice (Hirshhorn). Dianne

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  5. As much as I find peace living in the country I do envy you your closeness to such a wonderful city in such a nice climate. At least you share!

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  6. My sister is there in your area, I hope she is enjoying it! I would love to see that sculpture garden.

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  7. So much fun when something sparks a return to creativity!

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  8. looks so sunny and green there! we're still in grey!
    ah! an art exhibit--that would do me quite some good, too! good idea! xoxo smiles!

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  9. I need occasional outside stimulus to keep my creative energy flowing too. That's why you see me here less and less (but I always keep up at least one/two days a week), and I've joined a writing group too, if only we can learn to organize ourselves and quit socializing so much! You wouldn't have any tips, would you?!

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