well, here i am rumbling into virtual print for the first time in quite a while. who has stolen all our time? it is actually becoming a discipline to create spaces for creative work - i used to do it for fun. all kinds of other things sap your energy. i think we have a basic energy pool - and different things require different energy but they pull that power away from other activities. so for example the energy you expend in your day job pulls power from the energy you use for creativity or the energy you use for caring about someone else etc, and vice versa.
i'm fond of saying at the moment that if i stopped my paid job today and just started working on creative projects i have in my mind right now, i would be working on those projects for about a year (without adding any new ideas).
it's been ages since i wrote a poem but the other day i did. i'm always trying to think of ways to combine my various creative interests, so i started thinking about how i might put that poem into a design-format. normally i would have put the idea at the end of the mental queue of other ideas that are waiting to be executed. but i decided to try and strike while the iron was hot and just get down and do it.
here is the result - the poem is based on the story in genesis about joseph (who wore a particularly colourful coat) getting beaten up by his brothers and thrown down a pit... (click on the image to see it bigger)
in other news: my friend jonathan nalder and cyber-friend nick landbeck have completed an audio-visual art project based on their 'everyday beautiful' concept. they are having a multimedia event in brisbane this weekend (and projecting some of my images in the process). to see more about the 'everyday beautiful' concept, visit their site.
on the headphones: 'among plants' by mosaik. nice ambient electronic - get it free here.