view from my studio
Last night was the first night most of the artists had together with the exception of Roman from Russia who was having a really hard time getting here and the Korean artist who arrives on saturday. So Judith from philadelphia who I know from 20 years ago when I was on an artist exchange with Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art. Andy from New York but is english, Boaz from Israel, Tess from Seattle and I all settled in. Chef Jacob cooked a great meal, later I went off to my studio bed at Pond Cottage walking through that sound of cicadas and bullfrogs again and settled down to sleep, a sleep of tick paranoia, itching and the like.
The morning came, the sound of thunder and rain, then sunshine, I checked into facebook to send a message to my son and he calls me up and we skype with webcam so I can show him the views, this was lovely, but I had a 9.00 meeting so no time for idle chit chat.
Off to the house for a quick breakfast and then a group meeting to explain everything I-Park to us. Joanna and Ralph take us through the ropes and then Ralph takes us for a long orientation walk of the site and brilliant this was too. A large black snake crossed our path, large butterflies, more humming birds and a lot of great art placed throughout the parkland, what a great place this is, inspiring and maybe at the moment a little overwhelming, tonight we do a show and tell after our meal to everyone, that should sort us out!!! After the walk a quick bite to eat and then off the supermarket for top ups if needed, back, tea, and then a little rest bite before tonights session.
This really seems a tremendous set up and the supportive environment for creativity in all fields seems to be high, I can't wait to get going.