Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The early morning dark and quiet were lovely for uninterrupted thinking. I didn't RESOLVE anything, but came up with a few more pertinent questions about what I am doing with my art, and what the ultimate goal should be.
I got to watch the sun rise over the woods--lavender to rose to an overcast grey.
The question that I am grappling with at this moment: HOW do I balance the fine art and the tattooing? Will I have to make a choice between the two? Which would I choose?
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
My dad is a reenactor. He's done revolutionary war, civil war, and now he's on the war of 1812.
He sent me a whole mess of photos of watch fobs in the hopes that I will craft one for him.
I have sketched out all the photos. This is step one.
Step two is to let the images percolate in my brain.
Step three is to sit down with some clay and fiddle about for a bit.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
(The circle in the front is a quarter, for scale)
I sat down on New Year's day with my supplies and no real ideas in my head.
I tried making a mermaid, but I wasn't happy with the neck to head transition.
I tried making a flower, but the finished project filled me with "enh ".
As I was working, I was listening to a podcast (This American Life) and something in the story made me think of those Russian nesting dolls; I can NEVER remember the name of those!
The sky was filled with the heavy grey clouds that usually proceed snow, and I picked up the pink clay and out came the three little beauties in the middle.
I was on a roll! I still had pink left, so I mixed it with gold and brown and made the perfect fox fur color.
And if you didn't know already I love foxes & owls together ; they just make sense as a pair.
For the past 2 days I have been reorganizing my studio space in a way that makes sense for what mediums I use and how I like to work. This has slowed down my ability to actually MAKE art, but I feel I will be truly happy now that I have a system in place. And zones! I have zones!