Saturday, November 28, 2009
Went sketching at the Mingei yesterday and attempted the almost impossible (for me) task of representing on paper those enchanting globs of light hanging from the ceiling and their shadows - jellyfish knitted in wire by artist Arlene Fisch. I'm not at all satisfied and would like to try again, however I like what happened when I switched to the larger sea creatures (on the right) and gave up trying to make them look "right". (Click to enlarge and stand wa-a-ay back to get the atmospheah!)
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Friday, November 27, 2009
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
One day I split the melon belly
of the golden sun, and spilled his seed.
When it was done, I breakfasted on life
with greed. One dove flew off to tell another
and soon the sky had turned to snow
above my head.
Look how a thousand wings
Look how a thousand wings
have felt the stirrings of my hunger!
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Friday, November 20, 2009
before the fad goes away again. Everyone seems to be ghoul crazy. I enjoyed a crush on this idea back when novelist Ann Rice created Lestat (but later ditched him for Jesus); way before Twilight, but after The Night of The Living Dead and killer tomatoes. It was fun while it lasted and so was Harry Potter, another reckless crush. It was that train. The invisible one between platforms waiting to take special people who were "in the know" to dangerous places....Irresistible, like vampires!!!
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This is Jane LaFazio's knitted wire basket (or hat!) exhibited in the final session of her Mixed Media Class. For mugshots of the Usual Suspects go to the column on the right and click in Innerlinks. If you don't find your picture, you were not there when it was taken or you would not have liked it to be published. Do you know how hard it is to get candid shots of a bunch of women all lookin' good at the same time?
I'll miss you all until next time we meet.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Here's a 3-D project I've been working on, inspired by Jane's instruction in sheer collage. It began as a see-through thing but immediately grew leaves etc. and now I'm trying to decide whether to hang it in a window or mount it on this dark brown grass cloth. It doesn't quite photograph well. You can barely see the little gold heart caught in the web. Since this photo two more hearts have been added, just to get the point across!
The twigs supporting the web are from a fig tree that has been growing in my living room 15+ years. It stays a reasonably manageable size with pruning. I wish I had sketched it periodically. I think I'll go do that...
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