Sunday, January 2, 2011

it's getting cold in here.

The heating in the PoetHouse went out sometime last week, and the sub zero temps in there made all the artists stay away.  Today, however, Sarah Mik and I decided that we couldn't stay away any longer.  Therefore- we have made a heat art fort.

It's still chilly.

There is a lot of artmaking that is about to happen up in here.  

On New Year's Eve, I went over to Sarah and Christian's house to have soup and beverages.  The small group of artists and artisan bakers chose cards for the year from Sarah's animal totem deck.  I tried to pull one, and three jumped out at me.  The Otter, which makes sense cause it is always around, reminding me of nurturing playfulness for the New Year.  And then, the Owl and the Bat.  The Owl is a hard one for me to accept, just because it has prior significance.  But it and the Bat have important insights into transitions.  

The TBD Loft is using it's gallery to discuss the theme of Maslov's Hierarchy of Needs through this year.  The first part of the theme is therefore Primal.  In partnership with that, the month of February (we are taking January off)  will find the PoetHouse meditating on the idea that we are, in fact, still animals.  I have been incubating a couple of ideas lately, and I think I may hang out with these Animal Totems for a bit, and see what happens.

Until then- Here is the song that inspired it all.


Anonymous said...

Turn up the heat out there and look for moon stones.
Had a good time last week!

secretstar77 said...

Miike Snow! YAY!