I’m pretty proud, as I did that completely free hand. No compass, no ruler, just my hand and eyes. Are you impressed? I’ve been working on it everyday after work for a handful of hours, as I am using fabric pens, so I am having to color it all in, bit by bit. I think I will do one or more stripes on the outside, reaching just under the collar.
Archive for July, 2010
Recently we went into the city. While killing time at Millennium Park I started spinning and unbeknownst to me my friend Nikki took these pictures of me on rapidfire. I put them together to make another animated gif. This is 3 of 5 on my 2010 list (no. 2).
I haven’t been spending much time in my studio this month. I haven’t been creating at all, which is really weird because it is normally a part of my daily life. I don’t know if it’s because of the messy state of my studio, the overwhelming list of things on my to-do list, the exhaustive nature of summer heat in northern Illinois, how social plans always seem to be in hyper drive over the summer, OR a combination of all of the above.
At any rate, I hope you are having a great summer! Hope I’ll return sooner, rather than later, to share some creative something-or-other.
I was inspired by this post and video shared by Summer Pierre about creativity in the office space. The video touches on the book she published and promotes leaving positive notes, spontaneous and anonymously in the office. I thought “why not art?”
So today, for Found Art Tuesday, I drew this fish on a post-it note and stuck it on the vending machine at work. Hopefully someone craving something was delighted, for at least a moment, to find more than they had planned on at the snack machines.
And, here’s a joke that a friend told me, and it really has to be said allowed to be appreciated because it deals with the oddities of our language.
Q:What do you call a fish without an eye (i)?
I haven’t posted in a while, not for lack of things to share. I have been keeping a looooong list of things I want to write about, but just haven’t for whatever reasons. Inspired by this post, I thought I’d drop in and share my currents.
listening: A playlist on my ipod titled Rad Music. It basically consists of my top rated songs.
eating: Last thing I ate was homemade Tuscana soup.
drinking: Snapple diet green tea
wearing: Red and gray striped pajama bottoms, blue ‘lumberjack punching a grizzly bear’ t-shirt
feeling: Hopeful, and also irritated by the fan blowing those little hairs against my face and making my face itchy.
weather: Warm, but cool enough to have the windows open
wanting: My art studio to be miraculously clean next time I open the door.
needing: I can’t think of anything I need. I’m satiated.
thinking: I have so many things on my list of things to do and I wish I could get them done, but I feel the messy studio is holding me back.
enjoying: the last few days that have been summery, but not so hot I wanted to lock myself up in the closed house, blasting the air conditioning. Sometimes I hate summer for making me sweat just for walking out the door. So, I really enjoy the times when it’s warm, but not hot and the sky is blue speckled with white puffy clouds.
wondering: What next week will bring. I’m excited for possibilities.
Have a great weekend!