It is interesting to me how the solitude of the studio is so easily connected to the rest of the world. I could spend the day reading all of my friend's blogs and commenting on them, then following my other friends on Facebook; then emailing more friends, without ever leaving the "solitude" of my studio. I DO have to make conscious decisions to turn off the internet. I have a calendar on which I write down coffee dates with friends, perhaps it is time to write down times for dates with the internet? I do notice the difference, turning off the noise. Concentrated, focused, and rich. It is the best. It is music! Yes, I love solitude in my studio. I have spent most of my life balancing family, friends, and business with time in the studio. Now I have to balance within the studio- noise or music?
Ten writers for children. All with something to say.
Studio Time, Connected Time
I just had coffee with a friend this morning ~ an artist, and she said she was just realizing that she isn't the lonely isolated person she has always thought of herself as being, but actually an artist who prefers to be alone. It was a life-transforming revelation. The day before, I had an email conversation with a friend who announced she was "turning off the noise, inspired by an interview with Jonathan Franzen she made a decision to turn off her internet for most of the day so she could really sink into her writing.