Sunday, December 31, 2017

Day 31- Happy New Year!

Tribe #3
Completed just in time for the new year!
80 members in all, they make a nice looking group.
Working/posting every day of Dec has been a challenge especially for the holidays, its easy to get distracted.Tonight we will be ringing in the New Year with some friends and loud music.
I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe night too.
See you next year!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Day 27

# 77
I'm nearly done with this tribe, only 3 members to go.
Its time to start expanding into other projects...

maiden in process
I started to think about this triad back in July
they have been waiting on the work table for months
this is a good time to start
the triad; maiden, mother and crone

Monday, December 18, 2017

Day 18

# 69
I had some trouble deciding which way was up with this one... :D

Day 17 (a day late)

# 68

Things have been busy lately so I have been publishing from my phone and yesterday I had a misfire.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Day 12

cold mist 
 Rainy today the temp is just high enough for the snow to melt a little
and form a low hanging fog.
Its fairy tale mysterious, the part of the story when the magic happens.
# 63

Monday, December 11, 2017

Day 11

# 62
Just a stone today, there is vacuuming to do tonight...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Day 10 - field notes

# 61
This stone has some variation in the blackness and dimples distinguishing it in its tribe.
Communally they are all "black slate" Its interesting to see how much variety is innate to the most basic tribal trait.
being this consistent keeps me present in the work
making the internal conversation a bit more developed/explored.
a part of the daily goal.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Day 8

# 59
This is one of the smallest of the tribe. Its about a centimeter on the long axis. Little ones are often the most difficult to make, they are tough to hang onto. I have considered looking for a fishing fly tying vise. I wonder if they open widely enough to accommodate the various sizes of the stones? 
Today I turned 52  yikes!
I never quite feel like an adult and that may be for the best in many ways... I keep looking and questioning.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 7- funny faces

# 58
I never really know how these will turn out, there is no overall plan just the limitation of the tribal identity and whatever works. Thhat and whatever I bring to it create the individuals. The process takes some looking as well as doing. I found this one staring back at me when it was finished.
I found this online a couple of days ago and it just cracked me up.

 I've lost the attribution but I know its a seagull peering into a security camera, possibly in Barcelona

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Day 6

# 57
I like this one that crown gives it some flair
Things have been busy this month so I'm rather pleased that I've gotten a post up each day
(so far so good)

Our old truck died last week and we managed to find a new (to us) car over the weekend.
we named her Trixie
This weekend I will have to clean and rearrange the garage so we can fit it in there

Monday, November 27, 2017

tribe 1- gathering cloth

tribe 1
I needed to contain them and they needed a home.
So a cloth to hold them together.

woven boro

I used jude's technique that I first explored in
her online class Contemporary Woven Boro may moons ago
I think she has it up in her feel free resource now

weaving boro
I have been rolling around the question of how to present this body of work. Art or creation feels unfinished unless it is shared somehow... well maybe not, I suppose it can function as a sort of diary or journal and that may be enough. it starts that way to be sure...

tribe 1 a new home
I have visions of large sand tables in well lit galleries with these tribes arrayed like toy soldiers, game pieces caught at different moments of play. (good idea but not likely at the moment)
So maybe pictures...
Or tiny actors in films
I can't decide yet so I'm playing
In the meantime they have a home now where they can gather when they are resting