January 23, 2014

i blog therefore i am

yes, i am still around. getting more philosophical by the day - i have to, if i need to accept that for the time being, 95% of my creativity (or whatever's left of it), will be spent on how to make my 10 month old sit down for longer than 2 minutes.

yes, i do exist. even as a shadow of myself. even if i don't feel great. nothing life threatening, but i am slowly convalescing from a hyperactive thyroid which, as it turns out, was the reason, why, well...i haven't felt great lately.

i am at our kitchen table (as opposed to my desk) around which most of my life revolves lately, and i am slowly realizing it's not a bad thing, after all. i remember having read an essay by an armenian writer (or rather my grandfather reading it to us as he did every sunday afternoon, oh, happy days), who was forced to write in the kitchen. and he noticed that the armenian word for kitchen (khoh-a-nots) contains the word "khoh" in it, which means "thought". so here's where thoughts are peeled, deconstructed, chopped, mixed, simmered, and savored. and here's where my idea for the coffee paintings took shape:

since a day doesn't go by where i don't wake up and make myself an espresso, i should not let a day go by without painting a cup of coffee.

well, i haven't really stuck to it (the painting part of it, obviously), but i am doing my best, considering.

here are a few of the many i have been painting over the past month. i do have a plan for these guys. but first i must be able to leave this kitchen.

enjoy your coffee. enjoy your day.