marisa gallemit is an Ottawa-born artist currently exploring sculpture as a medium. After studying film at Carleton University and at the New York Film Academy, she turned her focus to working with textiles, creating soft furnishings. Her newest work is inspired by and constructed with recycled and repurposed materials, concentrating on organic forms and natural textures.

creating

Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 2:30 PM by marisa
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the way i do it is just the way i do it


fresh start

Saturday, January 1, 2011 @ 4:50 PM by marisa | 0 comments »

2011.
it's going to take at least a month before i figure out how to replace that last zero with an extra one.
so much potential for this one, really feeling that amazing 'snakes in the belly' sensation that might be a blend of anxiety, hope, excitement and joy.
oh, what is to come?

we spent much of the holidays with my best little boy and he brought me so much focus - inspiring me to just sink into my deep maternal love (never thought i had it) and forget all other incidentals, all the weird niggly stuff that gets normally under my skin. he's still at a precious age whereby he can still hang with his mama and isn't too cool to cuddle and hold hands. for this i am grateful.
i see the signs of time passing (the boy's increasing shoe sizes, ever more of my silver hairs, josh's creaking bones) but i don't feel it whizzing by.
is it inattention on my part or is it just that i am here now, in the moment?

2011: release more baggage, stuff that i carry around that is no longer useful to me and try to replace it with new treasures that will allow for more calm, more balance, more now.


i'm building a still, to slow down the time