13 May 2008

coming undone

our little apartment is slowly unraveling and the frames on the walls are coming down one by one. every time we move, i force myself to undo the mural collage that hangs in my studio. no matter how much i like it. it forces me to create something new in my new place. to let my creative thoughts unfold, introducing a new stage of hopeful progression in the arts.

"Time does not change us. It just unfolds us."
- Max Frisch


Hannah said...

It is always sad for me to pack up a place I have loved.

Unknown said...

it's a great feeling though, to be able to wonder what it looks like when it gets put back together again!

{sidenote: i love that quote, it's gorgeous}

and i must say, miss marta, that you do have one of the prettiest inspiration collages that i've come across. :)

Unknown said...

sorry - one more thing that i forgot to mention. that quote reminds me of a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke that i'd stumbled across on jennifer jeffrey's blog (april 29, jenniferjeffrey.typepad.com)

I want to unfold.
I don’t want to stay folded anywhere,
because where I am folded,
there I am a lie.
And I want my grasp of things
true before you. I want to describe myself
like a painting that I looked at closely for a long time,
like a saying that I finally understood,
like the pitcher I use every day,
like the face of my mother,
like a ship
that took me safely through the wildest storm of all.

-Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. by Robert Bly

Anonymous said...


I've been reading your blog for a few months now, but I never left any comment...
I really love your work, and besides, I love your writing...Your blog has such a "cozy" atmosphere that reading it always makes me feel better...
Thanks! =)

Your mural collage remind me of one I did a few years ago...It took me so long to choose every single image or thing I would put on it, and where it would fit better, but in the end, I really liked what I did...I had to left my former home very quickly because of familial "problems" and I left it. It is still hanging in my childhood room. I went back there several times afterwards to pick up forgotten belongings, But I could never bring myself to take it with me, because, it was no longer "me".
Well, I guess it is weird to tell such a long story to an unknown person...But I wanted to share it... Just to tell I think it is good to go ahead, even when it comes to things that could seem unsignificant to others, because in the end, It would make us happier!

have a great day!
(an please, don't pay attention to my poor English, I am French!)(Though I'm trying my best!) =) )

Stephanie said...

Beautiful inspiration board Marta! I love moving in a way because it forces me to re-evaluate everything I hang, own, use, sit on, etc. It's a great way to constantly re-invent yourself and to discover new things.

Christina said...

I can't wait to see how inspiring your next inspiration board is! You're looking great at 24 weeks. I hope packing goes well over the next little while!

Anonymous said...

Is your mural collage similar to a vision board?

Sarah said...

Great quote, I like it.

And 24 weeks already! Wow! (You're looking beautiful by the way :) )

KJ said...

I love change. Clean slates. Fresh starts. New chapters. Motivating, cleansing, cathartic and a little bit scary, too!

Justin + kelly said...

Yuck for packing! but did I mention I love your hair! It has probably been like that for a while, but I love it!

One Love Photo said...

I am quite excited to see the NEW board. Good luck with EVERYTHING! Moving is a pain but also so fun and exciting.

Anonymous said...

i happened to stumble across your blog today... i am inspired and look forward to spending some time here...your photos and stories are quite beautiful.

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