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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Residency Dream Begins Now


It's been interesting to note that so many people I've spoken to about my residency don't really understand what I'll be doing there. For me, it's an opportunity to travel to an interesting place and work along side other artists. I won't be teaching. This is a time instead for filling the well, shutting out the world and working uninterrupted. 


I wanted to choose a residency where other artists would be in attendance and doing their own work. Alone in the studio all day, then meeting over a shared meal. I loved the interviews in the film, "Who Does She Think She Is" where artists spoke of their lives and how they realized their dreams. We're dreaming all the time according to Jung, creating every moment of our lives by what we believe. How can we all dream of a better world and how can we help create it. I love talking to other artists about this concept and so many other ideas about transforming our lives. This is what's on my mind as I envision my time there. 


I expect a lot of solitude at the residency too, which I love. I'm taking my big camera, my flip video and a laptop and expect that those things will keep me entertained. That along with painting and writing. I live in my colors and wordplay.


I'll be checking in with you guys too. I have my gear all packed now and spent the day quietly making last minute preparations. Tomorrow with only a few hours of sleep if I'm lucky I'll start out on my cross-country, cross-ocean 18 hour journey. My pockets will be full of all my loved ones, (that's you) right up near my heart. 

I am hopeful, excited, curious. I'll see you there.


30 comments:

jill said...

I'm SO excited for you and excited that I'll be coming along via blog world!!!
You have yourself the time of your life!!
Love, Hugs and Smiles~ Jill

Kelley said...

Sounds like a beautiful journey ahead - safe travels!!

Judy Shreve said...

There's not much more fabulous than that - that time to discover. Can't wait to hear of your journey and see videos on your return. Hope it's all it's meant to be!
xxoo

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Have a wonderful time Judy. I lived in Barcelona once. Imagine me 16, walking the streets, drinking it all in. The city will seduce you. I'll be with you in spirit.

Lynn said...

Judy, did you say your dear husband would be going too or is this just for you? A month?
Have a wonderful fullfilling time. I see your cup running over!
Hugs. So happy for you!

Janine Whitling said...

Sounds so exciting, a wonderful way to revitalize both body and creativity. I'm looking forward to your diary about your experience.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

This makes me emotional, Judy. An experience that perhaps will be a once-in-a-lifetime artistic adventure! How incredible, a dream. I know you will capture the feelings, the mood, the joy, the creativity beautifully, like only you can do.

loverofnewfs said...

This sounds wonderful. I will keep watching your blog since I will be heading to Spain in September. Barcelona is the first stop on our month long trip. I will consider your blog a teaser. Have a wonderful stay.

stephanie brockway said...

What a dream come true. Taking a break and filling that well, time for a wonderful gift to yourself.
Enjoy!

Marit said...

Have a good trip and enjoy your stay. Barcelona is very inspiring, and with time to reflect on it (and everything else) I'm sure some wonderful art will grow under your hands.

Anonymous said...

I hope it's everything you have dreamed and so much more, Judy. Have a safe and healthy journey.

lyle baxter said...

hope it all works out as you have been dreaming it! with a few pleasant surprises! cant wait to hear whats going on! how do you qualify for a residency? or do you just apply and hope? have a good time and paint lots!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wow, Barcelona. What an opportunity! Looking forward to following along with you.

Have a wonderful time!

Gigi said...

Sounds wonderful. Enjoy your journey. Also, I meant to comment on your previous blog entry that I really liked your abstract paintings.

ersi marina said...

I lived in Barcelona for over 26 years and I know the city will inspire you. There's so much art in it, from design and architecture to painting, installations and everything your heart desires. Just walking along the streets is a trip of continuous discovery. Have a wonderful and creative experience!

Jan said...

I'm so excited for you I know you will return so full of new enthusiasm and direction for your art, as if you didn't have enough already! I just caught up on some back posts, that is fun for me to see your garden. Look forward to hearing from you via your blog when you return!!
Be well.

Carol said...

I'm envious of your opportunity and excited for you!!! Can't wait to hear all about your travel and adventures :0)

amanda said...

May your well be filled to overflowing.

Keli McKinley Hansen said...

oh my my... just the thought of it is inspiring... You are the perfect soul to make this trek! Yay for the universe!

Kate said...

Have a wonderful time. I just listened to a talk from a Watercolor artist who did a month long residency in Zion National Park. She had a fabulous time and wonderful memories that she shared. Enjoy your time and I will look forward to seeing what changes occur for you.

Kate

Healing Woman said...

I've heard of these wonderful, blissfully quiet places where you work all day and take meals in your studio or with the group. I envy you your chance and choice to do this. I can only imagine what you will learn (from yourself) while there.

pulverschwein said...

Wonderful!
Just a note, I know you have been to Barcelona before, I was just there and was robbed! Lost my ipad and camera and ALL MY FOTOS! WHaaaaaa! And my knitting!
Hang on to your bag! Robbery is so common there that no one bats an eye! Ugh! Loved the rest of the city.

lisa mitchell said...

Hi, Judy! So happy to hear you are on your way over to Catalunya!
Let me know if there is anything you need while you are here, or if you there are things you need to find (art supplies, cool places to visit, eat, get inspired, must-dos, etc) in Barcelona, I sure can point you in the right direction!
Would love to connect while you are here in Spain (a Skype chat perhaps?).
Benvinguda i fins aviat!

Laura said...

SO happy for you Judy and also for us because we get to live the journey thru you :>

Also I'm late in letting you know but your journaling class was FABULOUS - I'm telling everyone I know. Here's hoping you return w/ an extra sparkle in your eyes and your creative well overflowing, xo

roc said...

have a beautiful journey. sounds like it will truly nourish you in body, mind and spirit.

wanda miller said...

good grief..you are probaly already there or close. HURRAY for you, you you...to absorb all that feeds your soul, without any american interruptions, LOVE AND SPONGE SOAKING TO YOU JUDY! xoxox

Parabolic Muse said...

Dear Judy;

How do you edit your Flip camera videos? I have a Flip camera and I don't know how to use it.

Since you'll be slacking around while you're there, I thought I'd ask.

When I see your journal pages I get emotional. I think next time I visit here I'll do what I did when I saw Cabin In the Woods... I'll put one hand in front of my face just in case you have a journal spread picture.

(you never warn me)

YOU ROCK!

bring me back a Danish. nice and tall.

BDL Palash said...

This is really cool! I love when you do links to art stuff.
On an unrelated note- I was wondering if you have been having problems
posting links to blogger on facebook. I have been suddenly having trouble
(and by that I mean it won't do it) and so I looked up some other bloggers
I read on fb to see if they post links.
I noticed you have in the past... have you had problems lately?

Pictures to paintings
photos to paintings
photo to painting
picture to painting
painting from photo

Karla - SpinningMermaid said...

You will absolutely LOVE Barcelona and whole Catalunya! I lived there when I got married (to a Catalan) and adored the city and its surroundings!! Enjoy your stay!

Judy Wise said...

BDL, I have not had trouble posting links. Sorry that's happening to you ...