Sunday, January 31, 2010
But wait - there's more!
There is the Art-a-Day show March 4th,5th and 6th. If you wish to take part in the show send me your contact information so I can keep you updated and informed. Click my name on the blog and send me an email. Even if you think I already have it, please send it again.
But wait - there's more!
It's a bit sad as the blog winds down so feel free to continue sharing your stories, comments and processes as you pull it all together through February. Seeing the work has been fabulous though I must admit I particularly enjoy hearing about the Art-a-Day experience. I am repeatedly surprised by it. How about you?
Looking forward to experiencing the work "live" in March! Thank you, all.
I too fell off the wagon a couple of days toward the end of the month, so have been working all weekend to compensate. Have started 3 nudes besides this girl.
Speaking of her, one of my biggest struggles is letting go and letting my work be free of old voices telling me what art "must be or it isn't art." So in all her imperfect glory . . . (Ink washes, charcoal, pastel on paper)
I will continue to work on the other 3 and post when they are ready to share.
Great work all! Thanks for the fun ride. S
Not much actual art done today, save this sketch of "footprints on the shore". Twas a busy day breakfasting, working on taxes, creating
another calendar for the studio, climbing the hill by my house, and attending to family stuff. Really enjoyed the sunshine today.
Sai-oh-Nara January challenge. Now to put all these sketches on canvas. I think I've got my work cut out for me (February challenge, anyone?)
Saturday, January 30, 2010
This was actually a 2 day process. Started a smallish canvas a few days ago, sketched in paint (top photo), and then blocked in the color today. It has a ways to go to make it believable (and the oranges are way too strong). Wish I was there again, on the banks of the river at the Sleeping Lady Lodge in Leavenworth. Wouldn't that be fun to be there painting on location?? (perhaps a bit chilly ... but fun, I bet)
Here's a simple sketch of my Dad's old boots for the 29th day of this lovely month (hope to make it into a painting soon). My last post sounded derogatory...like the creative process was drudgery. I'd like to set the record straight and say that's not the case. It's been a very fun and experimental month. At times the art process can seem like a task, but once I settle down and settle in, I'm quickly overcome and absorbed. Aren't we all?? I'm finding it's good to keep the pen moving even if I don't know what I want to "say" artistically that day. It keeps my hand limber... sort of like yoga for the hand (smile).
As you can see this isn't quite finished. This is close to 6 hours of carving.
What a great way to spend a bit of the day, wandering along the river shore. Yesterday I gathered smooth river rock and some waterlogged wood samples for a mosaic-mixed media piece that I have been creating idea by idea in my mind for months and am now finally able to begin to give it form. Here is the beginning rough draft. The final work will be a depiction of Native American platform fishing at Celilo Falls.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
- Costume jewelry #2 and #3 incorporate old jewelry with newer filigree to create some funky necklaces.
- This is a reworking on an old Dooney and Burk(sp?)purse that I did years ago- just a fresh coat of paint and tweak or two
- The tile mural after the final firing approximately 12 x 18 inches
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Keep chatting it up!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Also, if you're not quite sure how to go back and edit a post you already made, let me know and I can do it for you (since I have this admin POWER that Bobi gave me).
Perhaps everyone already knew this, but I was excited to make the discovery... so just have to share.
Can you believe that we have 112 posts on this blog to date. That's a major accomplishment compared to the 101 total posts for the challenge last year. What an amazing bunch of bloggers we are. Keep the posts coming!!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Here is a painted mandala I CAN show you. I was thinking Valentine's Day when I set up the palette. It is red India ink and watercolor. (Did you know India comes in colors now?) This is the first one I have done using a color instead of black ink.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Remember Michael's image of last Sunday, what I called my "mind map"? It was precisely that kind of day. Much trial and error and some pretty off-the-charts ideas. I like to think such days are productive but ya just never know. Still, I hope some of those ideas come to reality. Fun time but I felt grumpy when I closed shop and came into the house. Odd. Better now. :o)
With such a totally random day I had to stop and complete at least something. Sticking with the moon theme. ...and tiny sculpture, this one is about 3" tall. Copper, silver, coral. I'd like to snuggle into the crater with a campfire and watch the stars.