My musings. Possibly, background information about my life and some over sharing.
| 29 October, 2013 19:43
In order to understand one life
One must, first, swallow the world
it might, actually, be
How would one go about swallowing the world?
What is step One?
is time linear?
in the human mind
time is 3-dimensional
I hate 'romance' for this very reason
It's so linear
You did X
I did Y
back and forth
i live in 3-dimensions
we sew up the time
we sew them together
with other times
Imagine I am making a dress
This dress is smooth
hugging the body
from the breast to the back of the knee
below the back of the knee
before the ruffles were ruffles
they were simply
of flat fabric sewn together
edge to edge
In essence, I am usually alone when sewing
I add a ruffle when you come around
It actually occurs after you leave
I sit and stitch
thinking of all those times
I gather them
they curl and furl
I am drawing our time with one thread
and starting again
until the next time
In the meantime
you will find me straight stitching
but this very thing is straight stitching me up
me attempting to put it together
----could be futile
though, swallowing the world
could seem the same
what do you see when you read this?
can you let your imagination draw?
There is no picture for you to look at besides the one in your head. Draw it. If you have been practising all this time, as diligently as required, you have to trust that you have some skills in your tool box. You have drawn all of these things that went before. You participated in all of these exercises and had some good results. There are lines you have drawn that have probably surprised the shit out of you. You should have already sat back admiring yourself as if you were someone else completely; available to your own praise given as a person who has no idea who you are. It is very certain that this paragraph will make no sense to you and IN time you may even come back to re-read it. In fact, this is a paragraph you should probably read to yourself every day after you get out of the shower.
If you have to close your eyes and run your pencil on the page in the shapes that are in your mind do that.
If looking at your work while you are drawing creates tension you should absolutely close your eyes. This should be a relaxing exercise.
If you need some prompts I have provided some imagery from the poem below:
swallow the world
-- use the tangible objects to embody the verbs.