“Walking Loudly”

by lisa st john

They say time changes things, but you have to actually change them yourself.”

Andy Warhol
Maine Sunset
Sikander

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post. That’s because I’ve been busy changing. I retired from teaching and started writing full time. I’ve finished a memoir and become a grandmother (Nana!) twice. The times are always a’ changing.

Once I could move about the world a little more freely (don’t get me started on the anti-vaxxers), I took some trips. Most recently, I saw a fabulous exhibit at The Morgan Library in NYC. I went to see the bookbinding exhibit but was blown away by Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities. Manuscript painting turned modern. Fascinating.

Since I had some time, I also dropped by my favorite museum in the city, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). When I think of Cezanne, I think of color, but the exhibit of his drawings was eye-opening. It was like peeking into an artist’s brain.

Been peeking into my own mind quite a bit lately. I’m learning how to live the writer’s life. Some things, like my love of visual art, will never change. But this metamorphosis I am undergoing…it’s all good.

I post more regularly on Instagram and Twitter, but I hope to keep this blog going on a monthly basis. See you in September.

“Waking Loudly” is from Marie Ponsot’s amazing poem Springing.

Cezanne

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Heidi Spadter
1 month ago

Good to have you back!

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