Friday, March 14, 2008

first blog

I'm going to read the book as soon as I get back to Taos. Meanwhile, I'm hoping that the work I'm in the middle of can pertain... it always seems to be "the first" . But, maybe not. In which case, I will attempt to be more focused. For now, I'm glad to have blogged.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A daunting narrative

I hope all is well with everyone and that your muse is ever-present in all your creative endeavors!

I've never blogged before-- never even read a blog-- and I'm getting the sense that many of us are in the same place. I feel as if I've been thrown into this without a road map or compass, but hey! I'm giving it a go. Personally, I like email!

Whether or not you were present at the initial conversation last summer, never fear. We are all in this now, eh? One thing I remember was that a lot of our conversation centered on Iraq... on the war and Bagdad and its place in human history. That was almost a year ago and the war is continuing even as I write. Inanna came from that first, ancient civilization. I believe the layers of history and memory living in that place, that are written into the earth, present us with a daunting narrative. I ask myself, does it beckon me to listen or does it demand to be told? Inanna's story, the story of the land past and present; it's all woven of a piece to me.

I'd like to open our inspiration to that narrative. RESPONSE ANYONE?


Sunday, March 2, 2008

We Continue the Dialogue...

I am responding to Mary Ann's idea of "The First". I like the way in which the theme of the "first" could be interpreted in a wide range of genres, from art to poetry to music. I also like the idea of "The First Poem".

I hope that by continuing to respond to the blog, and to one another, we will be able to be ourselves, to tell our own stories, and to ultimately come together to create a theme and an exciting and dynamic show at RANE Gallery.

Andrea L. Watson