Saturday, June 21, 2008

The State of Anti Summer


I know I live in a desert. I get that. I knew it was a desert when I moved here.
I didn't fully appreciate what that meant.
I do now.
Leave, you say?
Why, yes! Of course! Let's!
Then, our eclectic group continues to grow. Eventually, we might have enough skills between us to make and or do anything we wish, outside of things like, say, leaving the actual planet.
I'm not leaving this desert until I can take them with me.
And therein lies the word for the day. How to survive another summer in a place where it's possible not to survive summer.
We will stay safely hidden in our caves, we will use our brains and we will live in our heads.
Poppets and other art will reflect this mentality. It can't be helped. What we create mostly always reflects our current state.
Solstice? Oh yes. We have entered the state of the Anti Summer.

6 comments:

ravyn said...

That reminds me of that washed-out photo of me in the desert from last year. Love it :-)

KR said...

This expresses how I felt in Phoenix last week. Pictures can be words.

spacedlaw said...

I love desert for trekking in but I am not sure if I could live in one. On the other hand, that poppet looks fabulous.

Carl V. said...

One thing you can be thankful for is that you and the groups' artistic passions aren't more in the ecological/nature category...you aren't outside in that desert heat creating artistic garden landscapes, etc. In other words, it could be worse! ;) I'm still of the opinion that you need to construct the shop around the pool so that you could all soak while you create!

lisa said...

ravyn: sure does. Only here, it was no happy shutter accident---it was blindingly bright and the tops of my feet burned while I took the shots.

kr:absolutely. words are linear. there are other alphabets, thankfully.

spacedlaw: it's a real challenge to live here because it's extreme. But I must say, when it's good, it's really excellently good

carl: well.....we are moving gradually into solar powered kinetics. One day I hope for a pool part inside and part out.
or something equally integrated.
water is good

lisa said...

ravyn: sure does. Only here, it was no happy shutter accident---it was blindingly bright and the tops of my feet burned while I took the shots.

kr:absolutely. words are linear. there are other alphabets, thankfully.

spacedlaw: it's a real challenge to live here because it's extreme. But I must say, when it's good, it's really excellently good

carl: well.....we are moving gradually into solar powered kinetics. One day I hope for a pool part inside and part out.
or something equally integrated.
water is good