Comments for HI, I'M SUSAN O'MALLEY http://susanomalley.org Thu, 26 Sep 2013 04:22:01 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.4 Comment on Someone Who Inspires: Jorge Rojas by Olivia Rojas http://susanomalley.org/someone-who-inspires-jorge-rojas/#comment-1944 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 04:22:01 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1307#comment-1944 I am impressed by the interview and ecstatic about the possibilities. I believe this practice that Jorge is now engaging in is ancient, inspired and healing. It can go very, very far, and no one could be more devoted and serious about its objective than the one that has created it through his own dedication, honesty and desire to help the world and its inhabitants.

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Comment on Pay Attention to the Good Stuff by Christine Wong Yap http://susanomalley.org/pay-attention-to-the-good-stuff/#comment-1699 Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:33:53 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1295#comment-1699 “Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool.” —Sol Lewitt (via LPP)

Kids focus on learning to control their physical selves and the environment around them. When they’ve mastered some of those things, e.g., are old enough to start playing sports, for example, they turn their attentions to mastering their internal, emotional selves. The easiest way to demonstrate control over your emotions is to “act cool”—to show that you don’t get too upset, and conversely (and tragically), excited, about anything. (paraphrased from Csikszentmihalyi & Rochberg-Halton)

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Comment on Leaves, Life, Loss by Christian L. Frock http://susanomalley.org/leaves-life-loss/#comment-955 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:03:11 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1152#comment-955 In my mind, I often return to artworks that have very little visible material presence — it took me a while to realize this, that the work I love the most is pretty much out of site. Max Neuhaus’ “Times Square” is one of these touchstones. No matter what time it is day or night, I know that “Times Square” is happening, even if no one around it knows its there. I am deeply inspired by this public work in one of the busiest spaces in the world, with no signage or markings, and its immersive audio field. If “Times Square” is possible, anything else is too.

http://www.diaart.org/sites/main/timessquare

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Comment on The In Between-sies by admin http://susanomalley.org/the-in-between-sies/#comment-755 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:25:46 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1139#comment-755 Michelle, thank you for reminding me about play and letting go, deconstructing and destroying things to make something new. Yes to it all.

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Comment on The In Between-sies by Michelle Wilson http://susanomalley.org/the-in-between-sies/#comment-719 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:49:53 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1139#comment-719 Having just seen Hung Liu’s show at the OMC, there was something I read there about how she paints circles when she doesn’t know what to paint, just to keep the rhythm of painting going. Makes me think it’s sort of a painter’s version of dumb balls.

As for myself, I make collages. As a printmaker, I always have old proofs, state prints, tests, etc, things that I messed up or that didn’t work out. These I cut up and make into collages – sort of destroying something old to lead to something new. However, I make them rather quickly – usually 2-3 in 30-40 minutes. Instead of contemplating, like you are doing in your drawings, I’m trying not to think or justify, but instead to just play and be free. So much of my work over the past few years has been “projects” – that have been long and developed ideas, and I need to spend time playing to let go.

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Comment on The In Between-sies by admin http://susanomalley.org/the-in-between-sies/#comment-717 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:31:48 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1139#comment-717 Sieglinde, I love that you connect line-making with words – how drawing a line can communicate something different than language. Of course language holds such a special place in my heart, but I also think there is something exciting about limits of our words.

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Comment on The In Between-sies by Sieglinde http://susanomalley.org/the-in-between-sies/#comment-715 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:16:33 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1139#comment-715 I too use line drawings as a form of meditation Susan! For me they are not repeated questions
though, but paths of an inner excavation; a visualization of a thought, a memory, a story, an experience … And then I started drawing them on my back (“Things change and then nothing happens” video). Line drawings can say so many powerful things, without the use of a single word. They always remind me of the following quote:
“With words we can say anything, we can lie as long as the day. But we cannot lie in the recreation of an experience” ~ Louise Bourgouis

Now about those Dumb Balls … I need to make some asap, or at least find out what they would be in “Sieglinde’s world”. A constructive way to dance in-between the known and the unknown, we could all benefit from that. Thank you for sharing the above!!

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Comment on A Space (for you) by Happiness Is… « HI, I'M SUSAN O'MALLEY http://susanomalley.org/a-space-for-you/#comment-169 Wed, 08 May 2013 22:13:32 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=987#comment-169 […] Christine Wong Yap, take charge of your happiness and MegaPennant; Leah Rosenberg, Striped Stool and Illuminated Stripes I, Susan O’Malley, A Space (for you) […]

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Comment on Listening to Your Dreams by A Space For You « HI, I'M SUSAN O'MALLEY http://susanomalley.org/listening-to-your-dreams/#comment-167 Wed, 08 May 2013 18:43:51 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=851#comment-167 […] In addition to creating a space for visitors to sit down and relax, I organized several events for this program, including a night walk, Happiness is Walking and a day listening to people’s dreams. […]

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Comment on Happiness Is…WALKING by A Space For You « HI, I'M SUSAN O'MALLEY http://susanomalley.org/happiness-is-walking/#comment-166 Wed, 08 May 2013 18:43:22 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=793#comment-166 […] to sit down and relax, I organized several events for this program, including a night walk, Happiness is Walking and a day listening to people’s […]

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Comment on You Arrive My Life Begins by Robin http://susanomalley.org/you-arrive-my-life-begins/#comment-160 Wed, 08 May 2013 01:41:47 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=910#comment-160 Makes me think of Emily Dickinson.
“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.”
xo
Robin

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Comment on Happiness Is…WALKING by Someone Who Inspires: Leah Rosenberg « HI, I'M SUSAN O'MALLEY http://susanomalley.org/happiness-is-walking/#comment-115 Wed, 01 May 2013 16:48:40 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=793#comment-115 […] what’s really cool is how she naturally moves from making paintings to cakes (like these and this), treating both with equal […]

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Comment on I’m Moving I’m Playing I’m Dreaming by Mara http://susanomalley.org/im-moving-im-playing-im-dreaming/#comment-70 Sun, 14 Apr 2013 12:16:51 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=834#comment-70 I loved how you said, “when I dreamed this life, I never knew exactly what it looked like, I just imagined how it would feel. ” I think it is beautiful that you are seeking and experiencing these feelings – i am overjoyed for you!! What a wonderful piece – thank you for sharing! Xoxo

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Comment on I’m Moving I’m Playing I’m Dreaming by Mia http://susanomalley.org/im-moving-im-playing-im-dreaming/#comment-67 Sat, 13 Apr 2013 05:57:58 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=834#comment-67 You are moving to Berkeley?!?! I’m so excited! I would love to see you once you get here!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment on Happiness Is…WALKING by Joan http://susanomalley.org/happiness-is-walking/#comment-47 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 04:12:18 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=793#comment-47 Planting, walking, viewing the Bay Area, eating rainbow cake, and smiling for two hours straight helped me realize how the things I do can make me soooo happy! Thank you :-)

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Comment on Happiness Is…WALKING by admin http://susanomalley.org/happiness-is-walking/#comment-46 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:08:58 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=793#comment-46 Thanks so much for reading! xo

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Comment on Happiness Is…WALKING by Katie Levine http://susanomalley.org/happiness-is-walking/#comment-45 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 05:26:02 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=793#comment-45 Thank you for taking us on your walk! That was just lovely. Beautiful. Thank you for giving.

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Comment on Happiness Is…WALKING by admin http://susanomalley.org/happiness-is-walking/#comment-42 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:22:06 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=793#comment-42 the love is definitely mutual! xo

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Comment on Happiness Is…WALKING by Imin Yeh http://susanomalley.org/happiness-is-walking/#comment-41 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:05:47 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=793#comment-41 LOVE! You all can do no wrong in my book!

imin

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Comment on Getting Better Everyday by sharon http://susanomalley.org/getting-better-everyday/#comment-38 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:39:39 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=775#comment-38 Good reminders. The little things we do sure add up.

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Comment on One Minute Smile by Amanda Bottleson http://susanomalley.org/one-minute-smile/#comment-37 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:27:44 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=643#comment-37 Love it!!! A perfect and simple lesson!

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Comment on One Minute Smile by Patricia http://susanomalley.org/one-minute-smile/#comment-36 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:18:31 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=643#comment-36 Wow! It is really hard to smile for a whole minute!!! Thank you for sharing this Susan. xoxo

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Comment on One Minute Smile by Mara http://susanomalley.org/one-minute-smile/#comment-35 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:23:17 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=643#comment-35 I love this!!!! It make me smile :)

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Comment on One Minute Smile by Ellen http://susanomalley.org/one-minute-smile/#comment-34 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 04:38:51 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=643#comment-34 Makes me happy just thinking about others smiling back at me. I love it!!!

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Comment on Give It All Away: Part I by admin http://susanomalley.org/give-it-all-away-part-i/#comment-33 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:23:04 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=696#comment-33 Simon, thanks so much for your thoughts. This post is just a beginning in my exploration of what generosity means to me. I do hope to touch more on the idea of a gift as a burden (or feeling a debt in giving) as well as willingness to receive gifts (something that I’m not that great at, personally).

I too love being surprised by how willing people are able to give in casual commerce – maybe this is why I find garage sales, craigslist, freecycle so pleasurable.

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Comment on LOVE IS EVERYWHERE by Sharon http://susanomalley.org/love-is-everywhere/#comment-32 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:20:15 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=600#comment-32 Yummy! Love nanner bread. Sorry to hear about the fridge.

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Comment on Give It All Away: Part I by Sharon http://susanomalley.org/give-it-all-away-part-i/#comment-31 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:15:18 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=696#comment-31 I love this. I think it is important to be able to receive too… you can’t have one without the other!

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Comment on One Minute Smile by Sharon http://susanomalley.org/one-minute-smile/#comment-30 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:14:01 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=643#comment-30 This makes me so happy. I love your work so much. My face and heart both smiled!

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Comment on Give It All Away: Part I by Simon Firth http://susanomalley.org/give-it-all-away-part-i/#comment-29 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:08:56 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=696#comment-29 A few random thoughts:
You can give it, but does the giftee want it? i.e. How do you prevent a gift from being a burden?
Does generosity embrace a willingness to receive as well as to give?
Gifting to a specific person is very different from offering a gift generally.
In trying to give particular things away, I’ve been surprised that people were willing to take them.
In trying to find things cheaply, I’ve been surprised that people were willing to give them.
In both the cases above, we used a gift exchange (freecycle).

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Comment on One Minute Smile by cathy http://susanomalley.org/one-minute-smile/#comment-28 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 14:15:15 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=643#comment-28 Fabulous.. Its working !!

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