Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Artist Insomnia

Maybe you've experienced it: awake at 2:30 am, scribbling quick sketches or notes on the bedside pad...

Last night, my muse kicked in before I fell asleep at all, and quickly (and neatly, or so I thought) wrote a few lines before I forgot. Or worse, before I thought and thought and thought about the idea.

Later, I woke up again (or maybe I never really fell asleep) and thoughtfully turned the paper over, to write a bit more on the same subject. Brilliant! I then went to sleep.

This morning, I looked at the pad by my bed. Apparently, I'd had the super idea to turn the paper over BOTH times I'd written on it. It now says (and barely legibly, I might add):

"Absurdity? (arrow pointing down to illegible mess of words)
more 3D
new clockatforms 08
prop
home"
play w/MS
horns?dy art
house
nubby thing
long
(there's a scribbled design in here somewhere too)
pendulum less fits layers
sf
within piece face?

I actually know what it all means. But alternatively, I could publish it as a poem.
(I'd show you a photo of the actual mess, but the boys are still gone with the camera!)

2 comments:

Kristen Schwartz said...

Now I've got to see it!

melissa lanitis gregory said...

Well, the boys are back with the camera, maybe I'll post it later...although I think I crumpled it up after I put all the notes into my sketch book. (legibly)