Cool -- the first fifty of the one hundred collage blocks are front-wrapped!
|I liked the colors of the edges of the blocks in the shipping box so much that I turned the box sideways and took a photo and I'm using it on my Facebook page as my cover.|
But, whoa -- I finally feel like I actually DID something today -- I nearly cleared out the space under the big table in Studio A!!!! AND I "allowed" myself/forced myself to throw out (a whole contractor sized trash bag) of stuff that I have been saving...stuff I thought I was maybe going to use for plaster cloth guys. But now that I have a better feel for making the plaster cloth guys, I also have a better idea of what I will actually use and what needs to GO. Wa-hoo!
|Man -- stuff gets so out of hand so quickly.|
|I sorted all that stuff down to this much.|
|Hey -- I can see under the table!|
|I am allowing myself to keep these containers for a little while longer...only because they all have lids (execept that tall one).|
|I even found the lids for the two containers that were already on my wire rack.|
|I'd like to sort things into smaller containers so they are more grab-able when I need them.|
|This is all that is left of all of that stuff...I am going to take these bins into Studio B and clean up in there, too. Then I will take the bins down to the basement where there is plenty of storage room...and other stacked bins.|
|AND I have reclaimed my way cool baskets!!! Maybe more FUN stuff can go in them now.|
And while I was cleaning I (nearly) stumbled upon this box lid that was part of a project in one of our Second Thursday meet ups. I am not sure exactly why but I want to see if I can paint guys like this on Art-o-mat blocks...yes, another series.
And then I was thinking...what if I wanted to not have it so plain in the background...I wonder what it might look like if I try using the same alcohol-inks-and-water-on-butcher-paper to wrap a block and then paint it.
But then I was looking at the wrapped blocks and I started seeing guys begin to surface (like in the repurposed canvas/collages).
|Fox guy surfacing.|
|Or in this direction -- clearly there is a bear or dog running from the right towards the left.|
|This one has all sorts of guys trying to come through.|
Okay...time to leave the studio for tonight I think...just click "publish" and walk away, Took. Plus, that painted box top looks kinda okay because it is so plain/simple.