Posts Tagged ‘design’

Svaha: So Be It

Posted on: March 19th, 2011 by jmbroekman 4 Comments

… is one translation I’ve seen which sounds reasonable.

I am trying to practice Svaha – the art of acceptance, which proved somewhat challenging this morning when I opened my eyes to falling snow! I have been buried in web-design work these past few weeks, and it now feels like an eternity since I was last in my studio working. The stove is stoked right now, and there are a bunch of ideas cooking inside my head, paintings waiting to emerge, prints and collages itching to be made. It’s like spring fever screaming at me inside and out.

In the coming days I’ll post some more about the Zanzibar Exchange – the show opens in early April. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with thoughts of spring: the days feel much longer already, the light lasts until early evening, and slowly but surely the snow is melting (yes, even the snow that fell this morning). Here comes mud season in all it’s glory! Svaha, Svaha, Svaha.

Enough is Enough

Posted on: March 9th, 2010 by jmbroekman

or, “that’s enough” as my mother often said

I’ve been working on re-designing my website and incorporating a news page into it for several months. At the beginning of each of the last four weeks (at least) I’ve told myself: this week I’m going to finish this thing and get it out there. Today, I finally decided enough is enough; so here it is.

I’m not sure how often I’ll write new posts, but I’m hoping it will be often enough to keep it interesting. The image to the left is a detail of a painting that’s on the wall right now. As with more and more of my work, it started with a bunch of words on a page. It now has a few layers of wax on top of the words, but many of the word marks are still quite visible, and even somewhat legible. The writing was all about “enough”, so it seemed fitting for this post.