Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Tonight I'm tired.
I spent the last day and a half on a production run of tie dyes for next weekend's craft show.
Since my brain is muzzy I simply spent some time gathering all of the last couple of years stones together and looking at them.
At first it s quite a jumble.
Then they start to group themselves.
Some seem to be more closely related to one another than others, small tribes if you will.
Some seem more present than others.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Thats more like it!
I liked the ideas (stitchwise) that I had been exploring with this one before, but I wasn't sure it was gelling so I stepped back and reapproached it with a bit more of a plan and now it is a little star.
one of the Perseid meteors come to rest.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Working with an Ace bandage wrapped around my hand is not optimal,
I have a wrenched knuckle on my left hand and need to keep the joint as immobilized as possible or I am in pain. It is also throwing a wrench into other plans to redo my craft fair booth. I'm determined to get a little something done on the stones each day regardless.
I don't want to start over at day 1 again!
Today I added a row of beads which I like much better than what I did before. Its giving me some interesting ideas...
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
So I am a tenth of the way there now.
I still have to make a conscious effort to go to the studio and work, yet I do think it is getting a little easier, more natural. I wonder how long it would take for the habit to work to become totally ingrained?
For now it is enough to get myself here each day and put a little time in.
Add one detail, maybe two...
|queen anne's lace in seed|
Its funny how uncomfortable I am with being drawn to this.
less important, less effective, less serious
Drama that can be held in your hand.
* I should say tried to read I have never gotten all the way through it, something about the tone triggers me in an unfortunate way, setting off all of my "you'll never be an artist" voices - not the books fault, its full of great stuff, but there it is
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Sometime last year I began this one. Today I added some beads. I think of this one as if it was a gypsy, dressed in a motley collection gathered over time. It is an egg-like piece of pink granite that has accrued layers of different colors in no particular order, it has an air of worldliness and adventure.
This is a new one, a nearly perfect circle Balanced in Tension, another Warrior.
I have spent some time over the last year trying to decide what these stones are. How to describe them...
They are equally made of what is present in the found stone and what is added by me.
There is a sort of discussion that takes place as they are created, between me and the stone.
They embody ideas and personalities, as small "beings", mini-archtypes.
They have stories and some are very dynamic interacting with me in the studio
I've come to think of them as a personal sort of Kachina.
"A kachina can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept. "
This is the way they function and the best way to describe them that I've found.