Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dreaming of Spring

Snow, snow and more snow. I usually like winter, but something has happened to me this year, I guess. I'm tired of it.

I must admit, however, as I look out my window with the sun shining on the new stuff, I take note of the colors that appear. Someone suggested I find a hand lens, a little magnifying lens that botanists use. I think looking at snow through one might be quite interesting. I may have to go on a search for one locally. Surely the university store would have one? Might even open up an entirely new world! Sort of like looking at things through microscopes. I don't have one of those either, but that could be interesting subject matter for art work as well.

Today I start a new project. I have two in "sketch" stages. I may start both in fabric today. We'll see how far I get.

I'll post photos of sketches later for one of them.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year

A new year brings new ideas, new goals, new projects. For this year, I resolve to make more art. To play with it more rather than get caught up in trying to do show quality work. I'm going to give myself permission to NOT try and enter shows. I want to experiment with new techniques and get really wild and see what happens if I combine some "old style" painting with fabric on stretchers, while continuing to play with dye painting and stitching. There may be nothing to show this year but failures. So be it.

Let's see what happens in the next few weeks.