It’s kind of like a “stay-cation” and National Novel Writing Month combined, but with the emphasis on fine art, rather than writing.
“I am ever running… I fly with the wind… I am sharper than any sharp edge.”
And why does your hair hang over your face? “For him who meets me to take me by the forelock.” And why, in Heaven’s name, is the back of your head bald? “Because none whom I have once raced by on my winged feet will now, though he wishes it sore, take hold of me from behind.” – Inscription from an ancient statue of Caerus.
Cudos to Suzanne Edminster for coming up with a great idea and making it happen.
The Caerus Artist Residency
Suzanne explains it thus, “The Caerus (KY-russ) Artist Residency is a self-directed artist residency done in your own studio, but within the supportive context of a community of artists working together for two weeks. You are asked to commit to an hourly work schedule and a specific project or theme.”
You don’t have to go to Rome to paint every day, or make glass art. You don’t have to work at it for eight hours a day. You can set your own schedule. Just set aside whatever time you have before it gets consumed by everyday life. Brilliant! A free benevolent push from a community of artists? I’m in!
The dates are Sunday, July 8 through Saturday, July 21, 2012.
My intention for the two week event is to spend approx. 2 hours a day making art. Fused glass, gemstone jewelry, drawing, painting and doodling all count. Marketing, taking photos for marketing, and blogging, while all worthy endeavors, do not count towards the two hours. Making a video could count, as long as I enjoy the project and it doesn’t take too long. I should probably stay away from video projects.
Specifically, I would like to produce one piece of wall or tabletop glass art that I like, using a decal or decals, frit (powdered glass) and sheet glass in a layered image. And, a bunch of jewelry, glass box tops, whatever fun smaller stuff.
My theme is finding my theme, which will probably have something to do with paradox, joy, nature spirits, mythical beings and monkey mind.
To join us in grabbing the God of the Fleeting Moment by the forelock, apply here.