Thursday, July 12, 2012
When I asked Lynn this questions, he said " what makes you think its any of your business to decide?"
Uuuuhhhhh....ok. Big thought. Makes my head hurt. Solves nothing. Yet.
I suppose that I think of my own art in a similar way to how we think about our children: They are mine, when actually, they are donated to us to raise for God, in what ever bent He wants them to grow into, but they are not really ours, lock stock or barrel.
Perhaps its similar for me with art, I still may be labouring under the misconception that my art is, in fact, mine?
I dunno. Need time to ponder.
I asked the same question of my artist friend, and he had a wealth of inspiring ideas to launch me into the notion of re-working them, effectively taking them to the next level.
So....I think I will continue to store them for a while until the next process for them presents itself.
Thanks for the good words JS!
ADDENDUM, as of May 2014:
Two of these pieces were reverse glass paintings. I took a hammer to them two nights ago. They went out in the garbage. I can only store so much at one time.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
two of them will be Kooky Cuisine pieces and maybe one or two of the abstract "Bottles" series.
4 pieces in all should clear out a fair space in my studio allowing me to move on to the next artistic level.
Monday, June 4, 2012
In the past, I have been known to commit desperate acts of purging.
There is something freeing about destroying pieces of ones self.
I dunno what that's about.
You can engage your own mind in
any sort of ensuing psycho-babble about that
you want, I just don't have time or energy to
waste on it right now and would (arrogantly) advise you
to be like minded.
This time, because the particular items in my way are not
able to be lit on fire, or destroyed with scissors as in years past,
and, because I have been advised that destruction is stupid, I am
going to throw these items up on my website, Facebook, and maybe another place
with a starting bid of $35 to get rid of them so I have room to make
These pieces are large, and heavy glass.
They can NOT be shipped.
They represent a transitional period in my own
journey through art and painting specifically.
Due to recent (and what will become chronic) physical limitations on my part, I will not be making glass art of this size anymore. They are large enough to be too heavy for me to move from one venue to another easily, and they are simply in my way. I have been told to not let them go for less than $200 ea. But I have no venue to market them in right now and my studio is too far off the beaten path to attract routine tourist/pedestrian traffic.
So in order to press on creatively, I need to move these larger pieces.
Details to follow.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Finished pieces coming soon.
Art studio will be open this Saturday Noon - 6ish.
Studio located at 410 East Cascade Ave, Suite B.
(Next to the Old Charter School, at the end of the grassy lawn.)
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I started with one photo. The tutorials I thought I had downloaded didn't actually download so I had to kind of wing it using only the tips that crop up when you first load the program. I managed to mildly enhance this image after playing with stuff for a bout 30 min. I started with this:
And ended up with this: I feel like I did learn something at the end of the time alotment, though it may seem small.
I went on to play with another image but I kinda went crazy with the colours and stuff just to see what would happen.
I started with this:
I keep having this niggling thought in the back of my mind, wondering if I couldn't do the same things with Photoshop if only I was just a little more adept at using it. Certainly it appears that greater familiarity with Lightroom will show me how wrong this first impression is.
So anyway, there is a fair learning curve on this thing, but I think I like it.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Ashlee is athletic - trainer- extroardinaire-to-the-starz! As an art teacher, I could NOT be more proud! She comes from a Loooooooong line of artsy-fartsy so-and-so's, and I am so proud of her. Show this artist some LOVE!
You can read her blog here...http://ashleetrisharder.blogspot.com/
Monday, January 16, 2012
There was a children's sized chair propped on the counter, on hold for a customer today. So we close at 5pm. At 3:45 I was looking for some interesting thing to do, having swept and done all that can be done etc, I found myself waiting on the clock to get to 5pm. So I slapped out a quick-n-dumb line drawing of the nearest thing to me which was the little chair. Dumping it into photo-shop I noticed what a combative stance the little chair had. I gave it an opponent and they engaged in the first High Desert Furniture Brawl ever depicted in any sort of media.
1 hour of boredom = Chair Fight.