Thursday, January 24, 2013

Working with Bones

I was in the studio today, actually working.  Amazing to get my hands in the wax again! 

I've been working with bones, making molds of different bones I have in my collection, then casting them in paperclay.  These are embedded in encaustic with bits of collage.  I'm sure where it's going, or if it's done yet.  It's just good to be moving!

Friday, January 18, 2013

In the Studio

I spent the day in the studio today.  Cleaning up.  Sorting.  Unpacking boxes from my last traveling teaching gig - in October of 2012.  Things had gotten so out of control in there that I've been scared to go in - it's felt really overwhelming.  

I've done some collage over the past few weeks - but I've done it in the living room.

And no, I didn't paint today - I've got to find all my tools and make space to actually work in there first!  These are just some old pieces that I found and photographed today.

For whatever reason, I find them totally amusing.  And inspiring.  They're fun process painting pieces that I did years ago.  It makes me curious what else is in me, waiting to come out!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Small Steps

I'm beginning to draw again. 

The past year has been tough - I won't go into a lot of detail, but there really hasn't been much artmaking in it. 

Last night, though, I drew an elephant.

From several angles.

And I've been doing some morning pages.  I'm beginning to find my way back in, and it feels good.  

There are no huge resolutions, just small steps.