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.

Apr 23, 2010

take a load off

my mind is full of ideas and images and bendy twisty itchy, in love with so many things. i spent most of yesterday in research mode and so i'm a bit worn out now but it's the good kind- the soreness that lets you know you worked hard and that it's okay to take a little break, which i'm really bad about, and so today i will. there is a huge value in remembering to do the "normal" things... taking the night off to watch a movie or go picking through antique stores or taking a walk. the sun is up and shining, it's not too cold, and i feel happy and hopeful. it's a good time to let go of abstract thoughts, give my brain a break, enjoy this beautiful day, and do a bit of grunt work maybe instead: priming canvas... washing the dishes... or maybe simply enjoying the light outside. happy friday, everybody! you earned it!


Alesa Warcan said...

Cheers Angela! Hope your day works out as well as mine has so far... Nay, since hoping is free, I hope your Friday is even better than that (tall order)! ; j

angela simione said...

ha! thanks alesa! i'm glad the day is treating you so wonderfully well! it's good to get messages from the future like this! hahaha! i plan on being lazy today! :) and super silly!

Alesa Warcan said...

In celebrating your Friday, here's a classic painting story:

angela simione said...

"it WORKS, mate!"


Roz said...

yay, it IS a beautiful day!

i plan on taking a noontime jog and then, after work, taking in the jacques tati movie that's just arrived from netflix. i'll tip my glass of port in honor of you all, goodpeople bloggers.

happy friday, everybody!

angela simione said...

roz, it is absolutely gorgeous outside today! i'm getting ready to obey The Almighty Jog as well. the plan for your day and evening sound wonderful! happy friday to you!