I've ordered a weave blanket so I can really get into designing and to see what the weave structures are going to look like on my pieces that come back from the mill. It's not here yet. I know it's in the mail, but the anticipation is killing me!
Anyway, I've been doing a lot of thinking since my last blog post about my first thesis committee meeting and I have come to some conclusions:
I started the Phenomenology of Impairment as a means of self analysis and as a way to deal with the ever changing emotions of living with depression and anxiety. I was hoping that the entire process would be cathartic, but as it has turned out, the journaling has been more helpful to me than any other aspect of the project. In fact, as a whole, the project has caused me more anxiety because it has been so time consuming. Much more so than I initially thought it would. So maybe that's my conclusion for this entire process: I make art to reckon with the world, to process experiences and calm my mind, i.e. self directed therapy. But not all projects are "good" therapy. So now, I can move on.
I also got the contact information for an art therapist working near Greenville, so I plan to get in touch with her to gain some clinical insight and to (maybe) see what she thinks about