Sunday, December 19, 2010
A Bit of This 'n' That
My Russian birthday cake from A local Delta Junction baker
Dreaming of the move to Arizona last month
Now this is the view out of my kitchen window.
I tell ya these little guys are gluttons!
Say "goldfinch thistle seed" three times fast
Revisiting old collections for inspiration
Beads and Bows
I wish they would photograph themselves!
Let's try it out on a rock
Heel from a migrant's shoe found on the trail.
I added a little copper and patina.
More painting of journal covers
Muslin on cereal boxes
I just love patina-ing objects.
I wonder how I'll incorporate this into a piece.
A layout for a piece. Nothing is attached yet.
Do you remember my wabi-sabi shibori with staples from last spring?
I left it out for 7 months while we were in Alaska.
The staples didn't rust as I had hoped but the rocks I used to weight it down added a little something.
It's funny that it doesn't seem as if I am doing that much artwork when I'm not in full production mode. What I have been doing is bits and pieces and working on stages of several projects at once. Normally I work on several pieces of the same kind at once such as assembling more than a dozen earrings or a mass of ATC's or sewing postcards all at once. Or several hours at the torch making beads. I seem to be flitting from project to project so it feels a little less focused until I add up what I've been up to in the past few weeks. In between we've had house guests that graciously let me know that I can carry on with my projects but I find that to be quite difficult and end up jaunting around with them on their tourist agenda and meals out. I'm quite distractible and end up feeling out of sorts and ungrounded if I'm torn away from the studio for too long with socializing.
I've got a full tank of oxygen now so I can resume making bigger lampwork beads without the fear of running out in the middle of a torch session.
I'll share some pics of my newest beads on my next post along with some of the pages of my winter themed collaboration journal.
Happy Holidays to all and enjoy your families and friends.