Tuesday, January 19, 2010

.....and ink in unfailing supplies...

This year I will be embarking on a journey and starting another blog. "And ink in unfailing supplies"Fueled by a number of inspiring artistic influences, namely Justin and Shel Rasch at Stop Motion Mission, and Tom Thorspecken at Analog artist Digital World and specifically his newest blog pursuit, South by North West, a blog he has started working with another artist who lives up in Seattle. Their idea is to have a visual dialog with their sketches sounded like great fun. I have been really enjoying myself by getting back into my pen and ink drawings, and wanted to push myself artistically in hopes of carving my artistic path a little deeper into the untamed and uncharted wild of the unknown. I guess the seed that was planted by Tom's new blog grew into the bold proposition that I wrote to another one of my inspirations, Richard Kirk about. I decide to invite him to join me in posting a drawing a week each for the next 52 weeks. We will both take turns posting what Richard has termed a "text seed", which will grow into our drawings for the week. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work this closely with such a talented and inspiring artist, that I know will inspire me to do great work, and hopefully I can return the favor and do the same for him. Check out Richard's website and I think you will see my point, and visit his blog also.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pen & Ink continues

Well my 2 weeks of freedom is up, but I did enjoy my time at home, stealing every moment I could away from the holidays to work on some of my stuff. I did get a chance to spend some time with a drawing I had started awhile back. I spent enough time to get myself back into the groove of widdle-ing away at one of my drawings that I love to do so much. Life is about living in the now, the moment. When I spend a few hours with one of my drawings, it helps me to be present and focused unlike any other thing that I do. Now if I could find a way to keep this bean of mine focused that well when I go out into that world, and mix with those humans:)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Closer look

Here's a better look at was in the kiln from the last post. I think it's time to stop and focus on getting the display boxes ready for the masks I've been making, sort of shadow type boxes I am going to build to house each mask. Jacque and I will be opening up our store on Etsy this year and the masks and Vessels will be for sale on our store. By the way Happy New Year!! to all of my loyal blog followers:)

Kiln Firing 12/30/09

Here's a look at what happened inside the kiln this past week. As always, some disappointments, but I was also able to salvage a couple of masks that didn't turn out so well the first time I fired them, buy re-glazing them and firing them again. There is so much chance in this process, but also like everything else, experience is key, and since I love to try so many different things, Well.............. it will take some time to become experienced in all that I am trying to do.
It's a marathon,not a sprint, see you all at the finish line:)