I'll be writing more about The Painting's Edge when I've had time to rest up a bit and catch my breath. For the moment, it's early morning, and I arrived back from the mountain after a long drive late last night. Meantime, have a wonderful week...
Monday, June 30, 2008
The Painting's Edge
Just back from the mountain. I forgot to mention before leaving that I'd be up in Idyllwild for the weekend, at "The Painting's Edge." I'm sure I have made reference to this two-week long residency for painters earlier in The Buddha Diaries, and of my preparations for the lecture I was scheduled to give there. I can now report, briefly, that it was well received, and that I spent the entire day yesterday meeting with artists--thirteen, for a half hour each!--to talk about their work. A fascinating, exhausting, and ultimately rewarding task--a part of the gig for which I was hired on, along with the lecture. For those who might be interested, I'll be posting a link to the entire the lecture on The Buddha Diaries--probably as a sidebar--within the next few days. It's really a kind of philosophical summary of my thoughts and feelings about painters and painting, and writers and writing in the contemporary, highly commercialized environment.