Figments&Glimpses was one of three possible titles for my art pages. The other two were "No One Look" and "Back Verandah Art", names I still like and may use one day. For something.
And they are very apt for my art; inviting people to look at my art - at my inner most depths in a way - is quite challenging for me. No One Look would have fitted perfectly.
Back Verandah Art is pretty self explanatory - my studio is on my back verandah.
It is a beautiful, peaceful space that I love, but like everything, it does have it's challenges.
The leaks in the roof were quickly fixed, and the lesson to make sure the gutter is NOT blocked was also quickly learned after the first shower of rain flooded the studio ankle-deep with water. Cold water.
(A lucky escape really as all the leaks were strategically placed to drip on nothing important.)
Extra socks are worn in the studio at the moment - it's winter here and while not sub-zero, it is bloody cold!! The east wind here is a lazy wind - it can't be bothered going around a person; it just goes right through.
When summer comes I expect I'll learn new ways to deal with blow-flies. Not to mention scaring visitors with visions of the back of a crazy artist wearing as little as possible to survive the 45 C days as she disappears into the dusty garden upon their arrival. . . . "Was it a mirage or is there really a bikini clad weirdo swanning around your house?"
My studio is real-time and real-life. I know what the weather is doing. I know when it's cold I can't just turn up the thermostat; I have to put on a another jumper.
I read recently about a practise with the very enticing name of "Earthing", which sounds deep and healthy and cleansing, and really only involves walking around bare-foot for part of the day. (as an aside it was delightful to think that I've been practising it all my life! Finally - a wellness activity that's harder to not do!!)
Perhaps in my "real-life" studio, I am Earthing my soul?