I am going to change the order for my next subscription piece and send things out ASAP. I'm getting faster, I think.
Last night, somehow, I got dragged out to a bar with young folks and spun the whole time, making bracelets for six people. One of them was the cutest woman I've seen in a while.
After Michael recommended TEDTalks to me last week, I've been hooked: it's a great way to be inspired while working since I have to just sit still for long periods of time. He started me with Ken Robinson's talk on education killing creativity (this I listened to during laundry time). Then I watched the famous youth orchestra in Venezuela, and Jose Antonio Abreu's talk, which made me think that symphony orchestras should ONLY be manned by high school students. I remember being in high school, in youth orchestras, and it was the highest high I had in those days. THEN, I watched Benjamin Zander, and he tells the same story about the Auschwitz survivor at the end that he told us when I was in all-state orchestra under his baton in high school. I wrote my entire graduation speech about what I learned from him. Then, one of my favorite performers, Anna Deavere Smith. And two talks by Chris Abani, b/c I had been thinking about Ching-In and poetry.
See? Zero work has been done on the piece I've wanted to work on since January. Elizabeth Gilbert's topics helped me calm down a little about not getting studio work done right now. Yesterday was great, locking myself at home for a day to work. But today all the obligations rear up again. I can't bat them down for long enough to really work, in the way that truly feeds me.