what can be done

the next piece i've got on the coffee table slash studio easel isn't going as well. so i thought i'd show off my favorite part of my most recently finished piece. call it a bad habit. i am confused about how i want to "push the envelope" with the wood grain. it isn't like i've lost ideas, but can't see all of the options quite yet.

i'm watching the local news, thinking about a nap. watching the grey outside makes reading kundera's the book of laughter and forgetting a little more attractive. i've got until wednesday to finish up before next club meet. i really want to post my new paper quilts on etsy but have not got all the images i need, waiting waiting and then more rushing. i know the next piece after the one i'm working on now that i'm not real happy with, will be black and white. color is nice but i was thinking already about how to mix it up a little. i also have got to spend sometime writing a grant proposal. colder weather isn't all that bad, the rain keeps me from walking and from doing the necessary grocery shopping. it's silly but i end up purchasing all of my needs from cvs rx, so cheap after discounts and coupons.

i'm glad i stopped eating beef. and i'm thankful for my job(s). does anyone out there know alot about mac's garageband magical music making program? and well. that's about all. i can't wait until the weather gets a little bit warmer, i can ride my bike again and play tennis too. i'd really like to drink coffee outside in just a sweater. and yes, you're right i'm not articulating anything terribly important or specific, just felt the need to connect.


i wish

i feel rushed. just to say a little. there is no time whatsoever to post everything. i will quickly cut to the chase. i have been making art and haven't quite fallen off the face of the earth, not yet at least. in order of things, the weather today has been chilly and incredibly bright. so bright that squinting doesn't even seem to help. the days are growing longer, and there is a lunar eclipse tonight, anyone else heard? i should be taking a walk, i honestly have the urge to trek down main just to take photos of my neighborhood growing and changing.

i have been making art. i am still waiting on the book to be published in march. i will only have two pieces published, not exactly sure which ones yet. i am working on clothesline and have gotten most of the invites out to artists. i have managed to make two new pieces, completed. both taking on "contact". i really would like to step it up a bit, although i think the sticky wood grain paper is working. i love covering my canvas with tissue paper and then with my cut trees. the surface is smooth and the texture so thick feeling under my paintbrush, it's a rush. a silly rush, absolutely the most comforting thing in the world, other than tuna melts on flaxseed waffles. yum! i'm interested in what people will say about my new trees and pretty much know that i'm going to have to continue working hard, a challenge i am up to. i have a total of three pieces to finish by the first weekend in march and then i will be writing a proposal. for yes, a grant being offered up by createhere. i have an idea, a project idea that will include the forest of trees i have been "planting" or painting, depending on your opinion. nothing too political or environmental. a simple respect for shade, the love of wood and the living feeling that trees give.

by may i have got to magically produce between ten to twenty five pieces for clothesline. which is an absolute thrill. in addition to the art of making, i have been working on the art of relating, and last week really fell out of it. maybe it was the valentines day effort being made around the world that made me feel lessly. regardless i am back today, trying not to take a nap after work. walking again and lifting weights. one hundred and thirty five pounds sounds delightful. i happened to get to target to buy new knee socks and yes, a pair of leggings, aquateal. i tried them on last night and god almighty did i see well yes the nightmarish truth, just a goal i have or a dream of being a little taller. i'd also like to find some new canvas flat/skids with arches, flat feet. a wish. not much.