Monday, March 31, 2008

i had a sudden lightening bolt of an idea for an illustration, so i spent the last almost 5 straight hours painting, cutting, assembling, sewing. my fingers hurt! it's a bit of a change from the other stuff i'm working on for the show, but i think with some clever word play and consistent imagery, they will all go together nicely. i hope. this is a way i've wanted to work for awhile, but never actually tried. kind of a matisse thing ... i always thought it was cool he created his collages with painted pieces of paper he cut out from. so it's kind of a painting, but not. so that's what i'm trying.

please keep my computer keyboard in your thoughts ... it might be dead, but the announcement is not yet official. this morning i thought it would be a good idea to dump a cup of coffee on it. it has been quite fickle since then, sometimes certain letters work, and sometimes they don't. currently none of them work at all. i've had to hijack brandon's computer in the mean time. i was hoping by now it'd be all dried out and saved, but no.

i'm freaking tired. goodnight.

Friday, March 28, 2008

last night i had a dream that i was out on the trail jogging. usually when i dream of running or jogging, it is the most difficult thing in the entire world. my legs are sluggish, and i can't get a stride going, and i just stumble and try so hard and it's the worst feeling. but last night i was running free and smooth, and wasn't even getting out of breath. i was listening to my ipod and singing out loud, and didn't care that other people on the trail could hear me. there was a brief moment when my legs started feeling clumsy again, but i got over it and kept going without a care. i woke up and told brandon about it ... i'm going to take it to mean that i am feeling rather confident about life, and that things are going to work out smoothly, even though i worry that they won't. that there will be little rough clumsy times, but i will work through them and everything will be ok.

woods by fall creek

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Well, I would like to try to write in here more often. I like to forget that this blog exists. That is bad of me.

Brandon and I are on the cusp of home ownership. Today we submitted an offer for a cute little house *in* historic irvington (technically, it is two houses outside of the district, but ... whatever). It is kind of good for us that it is outside of it as we will not have to follow strict guidelines for updating the structure, such as if we ever decide to add on, or get new windows, or such.

butler

don't you love it? i do.

Things have been slow around the studio, lately. Well, not really slow, I guess, because I've been making a lot of art, and feel busy all the time, but slow more in the new job department. My period of sole-art making is probably drawing to a close, and a part time job on the horizon, especially with the possibility of having a new house. That is ok, as that was always the plan, but I still want to cry babyishly thinking about having to have a set bedtime again, or turning down an on-the-fly road trip because I have to work that day.

Last night I wrote mournfully about my high stress, and my seeming lack of creative ideas. I spent hours trying to come up with a new idea, and more hours drawing something I ended up hating and throwing away. I spent the night sleeping like a rock, and when i woke up promptly sketched out three new ideas, one of which is a diptych. Funny how that happens ...

Friday, March 7, 2008

new owls!!

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newest owl

here's the current family:

owl family

and here's a wall hanging:
owl


i have a few more around the house: two ceramic ones, and one glass candle holder. i think i'm going to have to start cutting off my owl purchases so i don't go too far overboard.