Sunday, April 29

into and between

I'm stateside.

Thinking about what I'll do over the next three months, and then after that. Thinking about where I want my work to go, what I want to continue. What I want to leave behind. About making and how my relationship to it changed this year.

I was learning a new language, a new system of thought, a new culture, a new place. And that took a lot of my creative energy. I wrote. I thought. I took long walks. I began a series of drawings that I am still making almost every day. But I did very little in the way of my business.

My movement now feels interior, inward. I wrote in my journal before I left don't forget your own rhythms of writing/not writing (making). Make your choices for you.

I feel lots of blank space. Reentry. Things burn up, get lost in the new atmosphere.

See you soon.


Blogger Mama Urchin said...

The drawings are beautiful. They would be lovely illustrations for a book. I'm so glad you've arrived home safely.

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Alison said...

Out of stillness and reflection come different paths and new ventures, and I'm sure whatever direction you go in they'll be wonderful and full of beauty

6:50 AM  
Anonymous ambika said...

The full skirted prettiness and movement in your drawings is so compelling. I second the illustrations suggestion.

As always, am interested in seeing where reflection on making things takes the creativity itself.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Di said...

I think that your drawings are great - I would love to be so talented. I hope that reacquaiting yourself with life stateside is not too difficult! Settling will take a while - allow yourself that while!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Di said...

Oops - that was supposed to say "reaccquainting" - or however you spell it - I am having a complete mental blank!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

Welcome back.

12:27 PM  
Blogger nuttnbunny said...

I was trying to figure out how to leave a comment of empty space :-)

Hope you enjoy your Minnesota time.

7:49 PM  
Blogger shari said...

hi eireann.

your drawings are just so lovely. thank you for sharing them. looking forward to hearing about your new path. xo

8:41 AM  
Blogger Anna said...


it is so lovely to see inside your notebooks- it is so easy to get used to only seeing your work, that it is a breath of fresh air (excuse the cliche)to see someone else's fashion drawings

4:14 PM  
Blogger AmeliaB said...

Your drawings are so pretty and elegant.


2:04 PM  
Anonymous ashb said...

Hi :)
I love your drawings, so lady like. I really understand what your feeling about creating. Sometimes you can get so wrapped up in life, that you don't even notice the direction its going until something shifts. I know whatever you choose in life it will be beautiful.

oh- I got your poetry book today, I just read the first poem-I'm already in love*


11:10 PM  
Blogger Alicia P. said...

Wow, how beautiful, all of it.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous gracia said...

"What I want to leave behind..."
sounds like a drawing, and a good place to begin, all at the one time.

take care, g

6:54 AM  

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