Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Silent thoughts

I socialized a bit the last two days so not very productive in the studio when that happens. Although I made progress before that and so here it is.

Another grey day outside but a lunch later with a friend will bring in the needed sunshine in my head to be happy. The house is pretty quiet and it is rejuvenating. I do love silence so at times. I do crave it. Other times it is maddening but can quickly remedy it by getting out of my warm peaceful cocoon for a spell and get into the "Walmart" brouhaha down the street. It is pretty pathetic but it does the trick because I can't wait to be again in my silence once more.

Cabin fever is such a trick. You don't notice it until you just can't breathe and need to open that door and get out at all cost.

The sky is a great source of meditation around here. There is always something changing that makes me stop in my tracks and stare. It is not the Zen type meditative state as it is way too exciting and energized. It is really the only moving, changing landscape around here. The birds have been extremely scarce and looking at the feeder you can imagine that they are frozen somewhere else. So yes, trees are still, houses shut and quiet, rarely any cars down the street during the day. Same about people apart from the occasional kid going to the bus stop. So the sky is the movement that makes you believe that something is alive out there and it is not just a scenery. I have taken really many pictures this winter of this ever busy field of heaven. Ironically it seems that the sun is always trying to spy on us through a hole in this massive grey ceiling.
In the next few days things are going to move fast as I am showing two pieces at the International gallery in Anchorage for the Surface Design Association Exhibit. Then it is the Quilt Walk organization for the FiberFest 2010 coming up in Early March and a Show at Virtu with my very good friend Nancy Dobson.

About selling the house it is not happening. Only two showings in a month. Somewhat disappointing but to be expected in this economy. Well there is not yet a hurry for it to happen.


Nanc said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, Roxane. Although I miss my friends and family, I must say, I don't miss the constant gray days. Funny, I'm painting my studio wall gray.......hmm.......analyze that one! Miss you! Are you coming to visit this spring?

Lionheart said...

Your photography is not photography but art. Its gloomy in Pittsburgh PA with Alaska like snow and cold. I need to send an e-mail but lost your address. Just an update of events. Keep me informed.
Rick C

BooksPlease said...

Such beautiful photos! It's cold here but nowhere near as cold as it must be where you are. I've been watching "Ice Road Truckers" in Alaska - truly scary!

I hope all goes well for your exhibition.

roxanestoner said...

Nancy, I am planning on bringing my sleeping back to your tree house the minute I can. Miss you too.
Richard the Lionheart, thank you, thank you. I did send you an email a while back, it must have reached you. I will try again and tell you all about it.
Oh No Margaret, Ice Road Truckers made it to the UK! It is a rough life for those guys. Do you also get the "Most Deadly Catch", a show about crab fishermen in Alaska? Just very scarry. I will try to take pictures of the exhibit and make a post about it. Thanks for the visit

roxanestoner said...

Rick, I meant "It must not have reached you" sorry about the miss type.

Curt said...

turn up the volume on the stereo to ward off that silence! harry mcdonald's company carlile trans sys is featured as the trucking company on ice road truckers this entire season