I find myself living, practicing, and working at the Soaring Gardens Church thanks to Ora Lerman.
Because I hold teaching jobs, I have had to commute for a mid-week “weekend” out of the studio (and the solitude).
Besides the magic of the books that are here, and back issues of a fantastic publication, “Parabola,” I have revisited my Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellowship documentation book a few times, and there is a joyful doodle from my time as a resident at ZMM that says, “non-production!”
So when it isn’t the goats in the field, the sunset, a few flash blizzards, the falling apples, the blowing leaves, the raccoon that also likes the apples, fog obscuring everything, and a cat happily trotting by with a mouse in its teeth…
Then the question is about how - in a world “short on time” - how does one discipline themselves between practice and studio; because imbalance in the urge to produce more destroys the necessary stillness that gives rise to patterns arising in the work from beyond an individuated self.