Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Labor of Love

Florence said you had to train to stay home and work at your art all day.

El said she felt passionate about mixing her CD.

Dana said the writing comes when it comes. Like a rash.

O'Keefe said he knew his painters were good but it was too painful to discuss.

I said living with what was inside me - the images, the thoughts, the stories - while trying to stay human was like a vampire trying to keep his best friend from becoming a meal.

And De La Vega left reminders on a cardboard box toss to the trash man that art comes where it comes and comes when it comes and like birthing it can't be returned to hidden recesses.


gabriel said...

This means a lot to me -- 4AM, working on something other than art, and wondering when the art will come (or whether it's gone). Thank you for this post.

c.o. moed said...

A 4am compliment such as yours means the world. Thank you so much.

Alana said...

you have such a gift for putting thoughts into words...I completely relate to this, thank you. :)