As I get ready to head out to Wyoming for a month long residency at Ucross, I find myself making lists. To-do lists, packing lists, lists of audio books to download from the library for the drive… Â And I find myself wanting to connect to the experiences of other artists doing similar things. Â From my past meditation-retreat experience I do know that this journey may be significantly more expansive internally than externally, and I may not want to share it in this way, let alone risk letting thoughts of Â ”how will I blog about this?” influence my choices.
On the other hand, it sure would be useful to be able to read “Things I wish I had brought with me on my first artist residency,” or “stuff I thought I’d need but weren’t worth the hassle of packing,” as I put together the piles.
We’ll see if this turns out to be a good project or not. If not, I’ll delete it. In the mean time, feel free to drop me a line if this writing turns into something of interest or utility for you.