Friday, 17 September 2010

And here I am


De a poco voy volviendo a la vida “productiva” varios días después de que mi columna dijera basta. Hice uso y abuso de la pobrecita con mi horrible postura para trabajar. Llegó un punto en que sentía el cuello como una estructura de hormigón armado. Me acuerdo cuando estaba en la Universidad, adoctrinándome para ser semióloga en interminables reuniones de profesores: yo miraba a esa gente y pensaba “no quiero ser esto, un gran cerebro en un cuerpo negado”. Curiosamente, muuuchos años después, y habiendo tomado la decision de cambiar toda intelectualidad por creatividad (y nada de sobriedad), me encuentro con lo mismo: el famoso “balance”.
Ya me puse al día con los pedidos (como se ve en la foto). Y pronto volveré a intentar plasma en arcilla la catarata de ideas que sale de mi cabeza, pero siempre mechando con caminatas por el bosque, yoga y pileta, a ver si encontramos el bendito equilibrio. Y ustedes, ya lo encontraron? Nunca lo perdieron?

Little by little I’m coming back to the creative life, several days after my spine crashed. I’ve used and abused the poor thing through my horrible posture while working. It came to the point where my neck felt like a reinforced concrete structure. I remember when I was at University, indoctrinating myself to be a semiologist at interminable teacher meetings: I would look at those people and think: “I don’t want to be this, a big brain in a neglected body”. Funnily enough, maaaany years later, and having decided to trade the intellectual for the creative, I find myself facing the same: the proverbial “balance”.
I’m already up to date with orders (see picture). And very soon I’ll be trying to put all the ideas that come out from my head into clay, always interspersed with walks to the park, yoga and swimming pool, to see if we can find that benighted balance. What about you? Have you found it? Or maybe you’ve never lost it?

18 comments:

MC* said...

I'm still looking for mine :)
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and wonderful work!

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

They're ALL gorgeous!
Poor you...I hope it feels better soon...nope, I haven't found it...I paint quietly in my home and then receive a job where I am back to painting walls and ceilings to feed our bellies...and UUGHHH...my neck-back and head aches...no balance at all!
HAPPY creating :-)
HUGS
Char.x
P.S. Only brain smarts could produce the delights you make!!!!

Chickems said...

Oh god I know what you mean. I make clothes and Im sewing all the times in the most hunched position. My back gets bad too, but to top it off sometimes my wrists get so bad that just turning a doorknob feels like someone stabbed a dagger through my wrist. I just try to find my limits and take reasonable breaks, besides I love it so much I just cant stop : )

Irit said...

So sorry to hear about your back! :-(

I hope you feel better very soon.

aroluna said...

uy si te contara.... jajaja !!!
que hermosa foto!!!

Alicia said...

Sí, bueno, lo del equilibrio me suena .... ejem, ejem...
Espero que te vaya mejor de la espalda. Tus nuevas caritas son preciosas, tan finas ellas ;-) Sigue así.
Saludos y buen fin de semana,
Alicia

el reino encantado de Casiopea said...

Es verdad que tenemos unas terribles posturas para trabajar!!!
Mejórate y provura encontrar ese equilibrio para seguir mostrándonos tantas maravillas ;)

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Hope your body gets back in line soon...it's all part of the ongoing struggle for balance. I think as soon as you find it and you realize you've found balance...you're off balance again. The never ending process! Your work is beautiful...

herzensart said...

I so feel with you. Finding balance seems to be my life-task too.
Love your work! Hope you feel better soon!

florcita said...

que garron! A mi m duele mucho la espalda despues de dias de mucho fieltro o de mucha computadora...pero me obligo a salir a caminar diariamente...llueve truene o salga el sol... sino muevo, estamos fritos.
Que te recuperes pronto!

Fiona said...

I have released the idea of balance into the universe,and am now quite happy working obsessively, interspersed with walking the dog and trying to explain to my son why I haven't done the shopping, again. I hope your back is ok soon!

flor said...

Thank you all for taking the time to share your sincere comments. Sounds horrible, but it’s good to know I’m not the only one in this struggle!

MC: hope you find it soon :)

Char: Believe me I know what you’re talking about, I’ve had the most diverse jobs in my life. But no matter what kind of brush you’re holding in your hand, you’re an artist anyway.

Chickems: you’ve mentioned something important: it’s what we love to do! But nature is wise and even tons of a good thing can have not so good consequences, can’t it?

Hi Irit! Thank you, I feel quite a lot better now.

Aroluna: cuente, cuente, jeje, que mal de muchos consuelo de tontos, pero consuelo al fin...

Alicia: gracias, va mejorando de a poco a fuerza de masajes.

El reino encantado de Casiopea: si, una dosis de yoga para mejorar la postura ur-gen-te por aca por favor! Jeje

Missouri Bend Paper Works: I think I agree: as long as we see balance as a fixed formula, we go wrong. I guess balance is something to do with a natural order, and everything in nature is about change and movement. Could we still find a dynamic balance? I’m just thinking/writing out loud…

Herzensart: thank you, I love your work too, it really cheers me up!

Florcita: y si… ta buena la caminata. aunque como buena ariana necesito algo mas adrenalinico, para descargar vio? gracias che.

Fiona: haha you made me laugh! Well, keep the obsession up because I love your work!

silvia said...

hola pichoncita: celebro esa bùsqueda de equilibrio y que escuches los mensajes del cuerpo, medio del cual se vale tu alma para que vibres al unìsono! te amo! tu masajista serrana

Brad Fallon said...

Love your work and am hoping you get better. Take care of yourself (and that back) and find balance. We're all pulling for you!

Ale said...

Te entiendo con lo de tu columna... todo lo que hago se refleja en mi nuca y de ahí se transforma en dolor de cabeza. En cada hombro tengo como un cajón de fruta. Pero bueno, vale la pena cuando hacés cosas tan lindas como las que se ven en la foto. Buenísimas.

flor said...

silvia: extraño tus masajes ma! ya lo sabes, pero estoy mejor. besotes.
Brad Fallon: thank you, I will!
Ale: gracias por compartir tu experiencia, ya he visto que no soy la unica, gajes del oficio, seran? Un abrazo

julie Haymaker thompson said...

SOO Cute!!!

Yolanda said...

un descubrimiento tu blog. Tienes cosas muy bonitas, muy curradas y delicadas.
Te seguiré visitando.
Un saludo