Friday, October 27, 2006

Stalled out


I am stuck in between projects and I'm not really sure what to do with myself. I have a feeling that it might be time to return to the canvas with all of my new found techniques. Another part of me wants to keep doing print blocks, but I have no end project in mind and dozens of homeless print blocks seem like a really bad idea.

And then there's the whole winter's-coming-feel-the-need-to-hibernate rather than create, not to mention that my studio gets really cold (I shut the air vent when I'm in there to redistribute the heat to the portions of the house that need it more), and I'm really good at making excuses.

And I haven't heard anything from the folks at the women's hospital, so I'm guessing that fell through.

Here's to things looking up--because I refuse to face the other option.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

It's an uphill struggle

I currently can't get blogger to upload any of my photos, so you'll just have to take my word for it when I tell you that I'm producing work.

It's a slow process when the only time I can get is when A.D. goes down for a nap, and I am currently suffering from my own exhaustion, but I figure a smidge of work in a smidge of time is better than no work at all, right?

I need only to procure the proper type of tape and then I can mail off my Art-o-mat application. It's not big bucks, but it is something and given that we just had to drop $1400 to fix the breaks on my car every little bit helps.

Yar. So that's the update from the land of Kara. Wave your flags and send up a cheer--I could use the enthusiasm.

Monday, October 02, 2006

hard labor, no doubt

This is 4 hours of carving. 4 hours after which your harnds are cramped and your fingers achy. I can't imagine doing wood cuts, which go even slower and are more persnickety. But in the end, you wind up with a print block that you can use until it falls apart.

Here's a sketchbook page with the finished print, finished block and a print from another block I did.

And now that I've finished these blocks, I have to dig through my sketchbook and figure out why it was I felt the need to do them in the first place.
My brain has been scattered of late--thank heaven for post-its!

And now? Lunch!