April 27, 2006 at 9:50 am 1 comment

A good friend emailed me recently and wanted to know if I was still a tourist or settling into a routine and what was routine in Barcelona. She also asked how my projects were going and that forced me to consider them. I started to respond to her by email and realized that this was good subject matter to share, so, here it is.

I don't know if I'll ever stop being a tourist. Even in Toronto, the weekends were usually spent exploring different parts of the city. My guess is that it will be the same here. There are just too many interesting things to see in any big city.

I'm not fully up to speed on my new lifestyle and I don't even know what it will be. I always use big change to modify my lifestyle in some way. This time, I've dropped working out with weights and began swimming much more. It's grueling and I feel stiff and tired after a swim workout but those feelings are lessening each week. It's also awkward for me because I can't really communicate with people yet. It's improving each week and I'm sure that as I improve my lifestyle will take on a new edge.
We walk everywhere and take the bus when we're tired or in a hurry (which isn't very often). Barcelona has almost forced us into its time frame. We find we're eating a big lunch and our supper is around 8:00 or 8:30 at night. We seldom get to bed before midnight.

I am working on some new projects and continuing with old ones. The "Lines" project is continuing. I'm finding subject material is rare for this project but it is out there so it looks to be a long-term project. A new project I've started is called "Faces". The idea for this project began in Paris when I became aware of all the statues and figures around the city. Material for this project is a collection of facial photographs from any three-dimensional object I find interesting. This collection will be the source for a montage. My "Doors" project is also continuing and Barcelona is a great source of material. One of the projects I wanted to start were rubbings of interesting patterns, images, whatever. The result was supposed to be a collection of framed compositions. My initial attempt failed miserably as I didn't get the result I had envisioned. I've bought some different paper so we'll see where that goes.  I'm pretty sure that I will begin a few new projects before we leave this city.

As you can see we're still developing in Barcelona. It will be interesting to see where we are in a year.

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  • 1. joann  |  April 27, 2006 at 1:19 pm

    What is your lines project? JoAnn

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