Just to keep you informed, it is The End of June.
For me this means: son’s convocation from university, school year wrap-up (marking, project finishing, report card mark entering), grade 8 ‘farewell’, season-end dance show, yard work, camping-to-come, summer planning- so many things to do! I’m also in the process of building a new website [to combine this blog and my artist website, http://www.CJMcKinnon.ca into one entity], trying to work on my new art project (more on that later), in the thick of legal stuff to do with changing ownership on the Land Title of my family’s lakefront cottage lot (see photo), our backyard needs an 80% redesign, and, and,…. life is full and busy and good.
New Art Project:
I have told you a bit about my new art project, the one I am working with Lindsay on. I went to her new studio to be creative and the two of us struck upon an idea…which led to a whole plethora of ideas! Since then we have both been in our own spaces, moodling around, experimenting, thinking, prepping. The working title for our project is Containment . We each have a pile of containers, largely cigar tins & boxes, which we have been stripping, sanding, priming, adding paper to, figuring out what to put into them… think mixed media box/book hybrids with some amount of found objects… maybe.
As far as theme/concept, we have so many possibilities right now, too many. We are trusting that throughout the process we things will distill down and we will have better focus.
HERE’S WHERE YOU COME IN!
I want to collect ideas from you, from my Facebook friends and through email. Your answers will help me. Rest assured that your identity will remain anonymous. I have no need to attach names to answers, I just need honest, heartfelt answers. I will keep you appraised of how this project evolves and you never know, you may see your own words in my work! If you would, could you think on the following questions and then answer them for me?
What kinds of things do you/people keep secret? (positive or negative, literal or figurative)
What do you/people keep hidden? (positive or negative, literal or figurative)
What do you/people treasure? or, What do you consider to be a treasure/something to be treasured?
What do you have tucked away someplace safe to keep memories from fading?
Looking forward to your feedback!!