Let it be said: I do not appreciate the absolutely frigid mornings we've been having lately. It's hard enough to get out of bed. I'm going to have to arrange for the heat to kick on much earlier than it has been...
(dress/scarf: thrifted; trench: h&m; boots: seychelles)
Last week, when my girlfriends and I got together to watch Bill Cunningham and ended up also watching and critiquing a short film by one among us, we decided that it would be a great idea to start a "creative club," where we could get together weekly or bi-weekly, share our in-progress projects, and maybe make art for the purpose of flexing that creative muscle. Last night was our first meeting, and it was really great! I think I've decided that I'm going to offer up my back-burner TV pilot for discussion at our next meeting, because it isn't nearly as close to my heart as the novel and I could use some help moving it forward. Future meetings will hopefully include some painting, field trips to various art-related events, poetry readings, sewing, and much wine-drinking. I am really excited about this, mostly because I feel like I have so many artistic interests and I don't really get to explore them very much, since I've been focusing so single-mindedly on my writing lately. I hope that channeling my creative energy in various forms will help elevate me to a more inspired level in my life in general, and make me more productive.
Sure, maybe we just watched "Judas" and sketched a screenshot of Lady Gaga, but it was good to reconnect with pencil and paper again after all these years... can you guess which drawing is mine? Hint: I turn everything I touch into the 1960s. We did also read some poetry and talk extensively about our goals for the group and what we hope to accomplish from week to week. I think it will be great fun! PS: I think it's interesting that most of us independently ended up incorporating various objects on the table (abandoned still life) into our Gaga drawings... what do you think that means?