these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.


my artist website is here.

Mar 11, 2010

thinking

the drawings below make me hungry for etching...
but alas, i have no print shop at my disposal. i've been thinking a lot about going back to school part-time just to take advantage of the facilities. or maybe i should start thinking about other artist programs? residencies and things like that. the hard part largely (lately) is not being sure where i fit in. and i'd really like to maybe possibly hopefully do something with writing. get a bit involved in the literary world. i have no clue really where to start and feel sort of sheepish about the whole thing. maybe i need to just go for it... build up my "rejection letters" file. i plan on one turning the file in to a coffee table book one day. ha!

4 comments:

Kate Zambreno said...

you should angela! that would be fantastic. you're a passionate reader, that's so important.

Elisabeth said...

Do you have the equivalent there of what we here call the CAE, Council of Adult Education? It's a great place to enrol in all manner of courses from the literary, professional writing and editing, to art, photography and loads more.

You'd do well starting with such a place. Good luck with it.

angela simione said...

thanks, kate! i notice that the better i read, the better i write. for sure. i still get really bashful though... which is weird seeing as how i write here every day.

angela simione said...

elisabeth, i don't think we have something like that here. there are adult education programs at most universities though... i wonder if i should start thinking about grad school? or at least make a more concrete goal about it. i think i want something outside of my own self-directed schedule to answer/respond to.