A lot of the morning was spent taking photos of new work...I think I mentioned I got myself a new tripod since I seem to have given my old one away somewhere between here and the move from Southfield (several years ago now). I have to make postcards and I want to do some Moo business cards while I am at it so that means going through a lot of photos and making sure they fit specs, etc.
I am also trying to polish and finish my artist statement. We will be working on my website for some minimal content, including the "about" page on Tuesday -- probably most of the day. I really dislike writing -- especially about myself. It is right up there with painting/applying paint on my rather-not-do-this list. But it has to be done and I will get it done in time.
But I will say that the "very wet" collage looked great with yesterday's additions. I just had to re-do the eye on one of the creatures. This collage is looking pretty darn nice. I wish the frame I have for it didn't cover as much of the edge of the collage as it does, but that is my only complaint about that. No photos.
I worked on another small collage and after the success with the "very wet" collage I used some small amounts of marbled paper on it. The marbled paper is two-sided and I can grab some colors I don't have otherwise if I turn the marbling side over...comes in really handy! Here is a peak at what I mean.
|The collage is underneath the papers -- it is a little girly monster...you can barely see the left edge of the collage showing her ear and part of her eye...and the gorgeous marbled papers.|
|Baby Beast and He Dreams He is a Tree with their assembled bases. I am so lucky to have such great neighbors!|
And tonight I began papering the bases. Baby Beast will be for sale but He Dreams will not be. They will both be in the show, though. So -- I am making the base for He Dreams to please me and the base for Baby Beast will be a bit more neutral.
|The two bases with the bottoms and partial sides done/drying. I had a "Duh!" moment when I realized I could turn them upside down to dry and not touch the table.|
I am really jacked up physically from all of the sitting-at-the-table time yesterday and today. I wanted to give the really long horns guy his new eyes and finish his wet plaster cloth tonight but I just can't. I need to elevate my feet/legs. I hope to work something else tonight...maybe writing, maybe looking through sketchbooks for images for the bigger collages...dunno.