The time came and went without fulfillment. A need building until the pressure became too much to ignore. A certainty that that must manifest physically before the journey could continue.
And finally it is.
It is all that I imagined and more and I know it will form the boundaries needed for true evolution.
A space dedicated to one purpose, a space to create.
I am in awe and so thankful to have these four walls and this small space in which to create and explore.
I feel the need to continue the journey and exploration without distraction.
It is a home for the part of my life that has consumed me. A space that can offer the boundaries needed to separate the individual from the task, the identity from the all encompassing, the is from the group.
A reminder that I am but I am also so much more...
Delias Thompson / Saturday, May 11, 2013 / 0
It's always been a habit of mine to sketch ideas when inspiration forms... I like to capture as much as I can relegating judgement and criticism for later. Ideas are precious and sketching them in pencil on paper quiets my inner fear that someday perhaps there may be no new ideas left.
I have sketch books stacked one on top of the other and I find in moments when inspiration hides from me that they extend the sweet invitation to put them to use. Flipping through the pages in search of an idea worth fabricating propels the wheels of my mind forward and often inspiration follows once again.
Recently as I have had more time to craft the pieces that inspire and move me I found that trying to find the right page in the right book a hinderance. A purchase many months ago found its way into my hands; a beautiful leather bound book originally thought too special to actually use. I was inspired to take my best ideas and paste them in one book that I could keep at my fingertips. Expanding on this idea I added small notes, inspirational photos and mementos. I love it and it has already been put to good use.
Delias Thompson / Friday, February 22, 2013 / 1 comments
It creeps along as a faithful companion offering solace in a hand held stretched out obscuring that which is kept hidden. With cunning it stands beside us disguising deceit as friendship.
Revelation comes hard as we find ourselves exposed too long. The erosion so slight it continues unnoticed as it seeps poison with patient precision.
It is an artist defined, standing on the brilliance of past achievements, the journey complete, passion left to decay.
Ultimately brilliance fades and the work grows stale. It is an artist with nothing new to offer. The memory of faded glory is all that remains.
It is an indulgence we all oblige, the tendency to find ourselves embracing a formula as we create. It begins innocently yet left unattended becomes the very thing we fight against, a factory endlessly producing genericism in mass.
Continue the challenge, embrace the purity that comes as you explore, push yourself aways....
Evolution stems from the collision of passion and defiance.
It is with passion and defiance that I refuse limitations always searching for the next seed of inspiration.
Delias Thompson / Friday, December 28, 2012 / 0
be bold. be true. be brave. be playful. be inspirational. be strong. be hip. be peaceful. be artistic. be smart. be fun. be smart. be amazing. be balanced. be alive. be learned. be political. be active. be vocal. be simple. be healthy. be triumphant. be joyous. be you. be. anything. you.want.to.be.
In the studio...
Skydive.Guitar.Yoga.Take a ride in a sail boat.Plant a garden. Istanbul.Ballroom dancing.Grand Canyon.Pottery.Live overseas. Make Jam. Climb a Pyramid.Scuba.Publish a short story. Inspire someone. Get a standing ovation.Ride down a volcano. Act in a play. DC 4th of July.