Tuesday, January 22, 2008

distractions

The apathy continues unabated (except for some idle doodling and photoshopping). I'm pretty sure my muse ran off with the tart behind the bar. In that case (and in case anyone else is in need of a little creative distraction), I will hand it over to Rudy:
photographs of secret places (my favourite is the paintings in the CIA headquarters)
more subway art, this time from New York (love the bat!)
some amazing photos of Japan (which kind of looks like the future created by anime)
a computer program that just won a machine intelligence prize (can the Screenplay Fool be far behind?)

17 Comments:

Blogger Janvangogh said...

I think the muse is sneaking up behind you unawares.

22/1/08 6:58 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

I didn't see a bat...waaah!

Love the moneygami. Oh yes, gotta git me some o' that foldin'.

(and I think Jan might be right.Yay!)

22/1/08 9:25 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

As I suggested, lovely Andrea, I think apathy is good for you in concentrated doses.

Just think about playin' that guitar. That's all you need to focus on, West Coast Girl.

22/1/08 10:22 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

while youre waiting for your muse to come back, you might want to read the following books:

What We Ache For by Oriah Mountian Dreamer

Art and Fear by Ted Orland and David Bales

23/1/08 3:36 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

"I'm pretty sure my muse ran off with the tart behind the bar" - that made me laugh out loud! Remember ... "this too shall pass".

23/1/08 5:08 AM  
Blogger zooms said...

On a journey of discovery, inspiration and admiration, (trying to avoid envy at every turn,) of your 'Primal Landscapes,' a little bird told me that your muse is taking a well deserved rest in the shade of a desert rock, before a refreshing rain falls, bringing renewal.

23/1/08 5:26 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Divorce the Muse, take him/her/it for everything they've got and then you have made room for a new muse....the universe will deliver!

23/1/08 6:11 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

How's the research coming on North Coast? I know when I'm feeling the way you are, even reading is difficult. You are still mourning. When a native dies, he or she sometimes gives their name to someone special. Think back, did Zappa give you any thing besides deep companionship? Maybe there's something there that can spur you on. And keep taking those photos. You may not be painting yet, but you are still creating art. And remember, there's a vast flurry of activity happening in your mind that you are not yet aware of.

23/1/08 8:17 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Do you serve tarts behind your bars? Jam tarts? ;o)

I think it's that dreaded month of January. Most muses fly South.

23/1/08 10:19 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Jan: In that case I hope my bum doesn't look fat.

Dinah: You fold, I'll watch.

WW: Call me 'girl' again. I love that.

Rachel: people keep telling me I need to read Art & Fear. What do they know that I don't? :)

Peter: Actually, I'm enjoying getting caught up on my sleep. :)

Zooms: I have never heard laziness described with quite that amount of poetry and beauty. Thanks.

Michelle: Nature hates a void, doesn't she?

Molly: You know, I thought I was 'over it' but I'm not. Time.

Cream: That muse will be in a jam if I catch him with the tart!!!!

23/1/08 2:01 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

OK, girl. Girl. Girl. Girl...

Have you strummed on that guitar yet, in completely apathetic non-angst?

23/1/08 7:52 PM  
Blogger nadine said...

I'm finding comfort in knowing I'm not the only one who is in a January slump. Ya, I'm a bad person, I know it... :-) Thanks for the links. I don't like to think of my surfing as "wasting time" I like to call it "research" or sometimes "filling the well"...
PS I love that little bird. He's like Woodstock. Never know where he'll show up, and always makes me smile :-)

24/1/08 6:12 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I'm doing my best to cloak my apathy in sunshine and rainbows......not working, cynic leaking out the cracks on the back, *sigh*.

I hear you, loud and clear.

24/1/08 6:47 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

WW: Too apathetic to even strum...

Nadine: It just occurred to me: wasn't the logo for Woodstock (the concert, not the cartoon bird) a guitar with a bird on it? Must go do some essential 'research' now... :)

Paula: Sunshine and rainbows. You must live in New Mexico. :)

24/1/08 2:33 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

And that's OK. The angst is the thing you really want to avoid. Be content not to feel inspired so much.

It'll just amount to more inspiration down the road.

:-)

24/1/08 8:29 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

The subway art is way cool - I didn't see a bat either, but I did dig Faith Ringold's piece and the geckos.

Secret Places was a little disconcerting.

The muse will return, don't try to force it.

25/1/08 5:47 AM  
Blogger Solipsist Soliloquist said...

That Tiger swam out of the shallow end of the gene pool...YIKES!
That load dropping on the car was awesome guy stuff..I found myself exclaiming YEAH!

So the Computer has finally replaced the 100 Chimpanzees locked in a room full of typewriters eh? Well that does it!
Here come the Computer Generated Blogs..I sure hope they suck.

25/1/08 9:37 AM  

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