Tuesday, January 02, 2007

a new year! horray!

gems
2007 inspiration
inspiration seen bigger here.

this month marks two years blogging for me:) thank you everyone for being part of my life and journey ahead!

i am still easing into the day... the new year... must switch my calendars...looking at the past and what is to come. i'm eating handfulls of my mom's cross country granola and remembering yesterday of falling asleep to katherine hepburn (love this
photo) arguing in court. ringing in the new year with a days worth of bingo and window into an artist couples' life with child (the balance involved!) with newly gifted ethereal paintings for our upcoming wedding. i just finished the book "holy skirts" which took me to berlin-paris-greenwich village and back again with the baroness elsa--introduced to me by the fabulous andrea. the baroness inspires me to dress of found/gifted items today. looking down at my oddly constructed outfit of a faux fur fuzzy vest from jeanine before she sailed around the world, mexican peasant blouse found on the street, paint encrusted splattered jeans, tin can earrings cut into hearts from my mom on christmas, crocheted head scarf rifled from my best friend's bag of hand-me-downs and a pair of gifted "uggs" from a co-worker moving to barcelona; so comfortable and yet i dislike the associations they carry... perfect for the studio.

in this new year i'm thinking of the upcoming girly show i need to make a schedule for to create in the next five weeks, tackling our wedding list, my part-time job...it made the top 10 in sf and is off the hook busy, dreams of starting a new business involving my own designs, the question of continued education, the newness to create in my studio outside of school and the integration and contradictions of it all. how to make it all work? what is important?

dreaming of travel too. sometimes it is such a hunger for the new that bubbles up. especially after a week of feeling "exhored and borited" as my friend jessie invented for the feeling of being excited to be bored! plus the stomach flu, staying home during the holidays and a dozen movies will do that.

i am craving in this new year: kale, butternutsquash soup, strawberry rhubarb pie, intimate dinner parties with friends, candle light, bubble baths, a new camera with a lense, painting the middle room, an exercise routine, a studio routine, a new shop, a new website, travel plans to india, thailand, italy, argentina or paris please for a honeymoon, NYC before bekah moves, LA for the art show next month, a visit from my little brother, a possible visit to my aunties in minnesota, a working sewing machine, dance lessons, japan town with $ to spend on books, kickboxing, walking partners, creating our wedding invite, designing/finding a dress 1930's style, fixing my bike or getting one of my hearts desire with a wooden basket and cush seat, getting comfortable driving in a car again and joining city-car-share, spending more time with friends, hugh and family now that school has ended, finding a place to volunteer... maybe grief work with children at josie's place when it opens, staying inspired with visits to MOMA, de young, yerba buena, asian art museum, 49 geary and galleries beyond... applying for residencies, continuing art collective projects... staying curious, adventureous and appreciative...and writing here regularily as well as real letters.

cheers and wishes to you in this new year!

p.s. please e-mail me your address if you would like to receive new year's cheer and join my mailing list:
matimcd at hotmail dot com

thank you,
mati rose

10 comments:

Shari said...

hi mati!
love your wall of inspiration! i also love hearing what you've been up to. your plans for 2007 sound so fabulous. here's to the new year! xoxo shari

lisa said...

wait, you are getting married? where have i been? did i miss something?? i love your wall, and your show looks great!! do you know your opening in LA is the same night as mine in LA???

Stef said...

wow - it's so great to hear your words, feel your words and see through your eyes again - oh how i've missed you sweet one....

xoxox
stef

shash said...

great list! happy new year mati! see you soon.

penelope said...

happy new year!!

xoxo,
p

tania said...

wonderful snippets of life and ideas!
happy new year!
:)
t

risa said...

hi mati. i love reading your blog because it's always a combo of "yes, i love that, am thinking that, am trying for that, am hoping for that too" and "wow! i never thought of that that way. how beautiful and interesting."

katieoltremare said...

hi mati, I've been reading your blog for a while and missed it while you took a break! it is so full of spirit and good things to hear and think about. i hope your new year is full of everything you wish it to be! ;)

andrea said...

love the inspiration board and loooove your list. and congrats on the upcoming girly show!

also-- I do believe elsa would've been proud of your outfit. sounds so lovely and offbeat (which is my personal favorite combination). so very glad you enjoyed this book, such a great one to get lost in! and how I hated to say goodbye to elsa when the book came to a close.

xo

Saints and Sinners said...

hi mati
I found you thru lisas blog while surfing around trying to ignore this flu...your stuff is gorgeous!

and I may be able to fulfill one wish-I have a vintage aqua/white sewing machine that works if you want it. Well, I better plug it in again to check but it will need a tuneup been under my stairs everyplace I've lived for 15 yrs. anyway, email me and I can send you some pics if you are interested. Its gorgeous, old, &heavy and I have NO room for it. And I really want someone cool & creative to adopt it!