Friday, June 06, 2008

Art Zombie

So, I got home from New York Monday afternoon. Since then I’ve been recovering from the worse case of jetlag I've had since Tokyo. The trip was amazing, the show looked great, and the opening was well attended. I should be all butterflies and rainbows right? Nope. Instead I feel like a zombie.


On June 18th I hop back on a plane and head to San Francisco for the opening of Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera at MoAD. I'm happy to be in the show with so many amazing fancy-pants artists, and I'm happy to be going to SF, but I'm also suddenly feeling a bit overwhelmed and generally listless. I'm sure it's a combination of jetlag, fatigue, and "post-show blues", but I feel awful!

I mean really really HORRIBLE!

My other artist friends keep reassuring me that it’ll pass, and I know they’re right. After the week long adrenaline rush that is NYC, and the show, all the non-stop talking to people, all the phone calls, and all the meetings and appointments, I had to come down sometime. I just didn’t think it would be this…..crappy. Dude, I think I have an adrenaline hang-over.

Luckily, tomorrow we leave for a much needed week-long vacation to Malta. I plan to lay side by side on the beach with my FrenchBoy and read a pile of books I’ve been meaning to get around to for more than 6 months now. And I’m thrilled to say that not one of them is remotely art related.



In fact I don’t even want to see, think about, or hear anyone say the word “Art” for at least the next 7 days. I may be a zombie, but I swear to goddess if you say the "A" word I will give you a swift kick in the stones.

9 comments:

love seeker said...

i hope you feel better! i just found your blog and will be attending your "show" (i didn't say the dreaded word!) at MOAD. i'm excited. get some rest 'cause i'm enjoying reading your hilarious posts. and have fun in malta...

muslimahlocs said...

i love moad. there is a picture of my niece (among man, many others) in the collage on the elevator. as much as i love the museum, the elevator is always our favorite must-see destination! have a great show.

Travel said...

Have a great trip, try to take to many photographs or make to many drawings, they might morph into the forbidden word. Great titled for a show *rt, the forbidden word.

DG

buzzgirl said...

OH MY GOD!! You know I live in San Francisco, right? We'll get to meet! Yay!

Megan said...

wow. You are quite a traveler this summer. Sounds like fun. Have a great time.

Felicity said...

I'm glad you are home again and I hope you fill much better!

Moya & Troy said...

I'm so excited, we'll be in SF this summer & will finally be able to see your work. Congratulations & don't miss the Mission district!

caratime2 said...

Enjoy Malta! You certainly deserve it.

Read those book, enjoy the food and wine (and your hubby), and promise yourself not to even attempt to tackle that silly, insignificant little thing called 'reality' till you get back.

Lauren said...

I hope you're having a great time in Malta. We just went there this spring, and it was WONDERFUL. At the time it was a sunny break from Paris' dreary drizzle. What a great place to go to escape from it all.