I am a working artist living in Oak Ridge, North Carolina.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Back in the saddle....
Sigh. No rest for the weary. Back in the studio working like a mad woman trying to get ready for the last show of spring all the while planning a trip to NY on Saturday. Here's a peek at what I am working on..... More bottles but now with faces. It wasn't until I made 2 that I realized they look like Gumby and therefore are not quite as appealing to me. Will thinks they look nothing like Gumby....what do you think? I am surprised it matters to me. In the beginning I was completely in love with them. Now I am thinking of not even firing the little fellows. It is always amazing to me how quickly my interest can fade if I feel like I've referenced a cartoon, another artist, another person's design too distinctly. I do feel though it is impossible not to be influenced by the visual stimuli around us.
On another note..... I don't want to leave out some of the pictures from California. I really had an amazing time. The people were sweet, welcoming and gorgeous. The flowers divine. The succulents were huge and some of them....truly.....were bigger than me. (I'm 5'2") We went to the beach and looked in these amazing tide pools finding hermit crabs and bright blue-green sea anemone. We were blessed to go to a Very Fancy fashion show. And though I felt like a redneck disguised in black velvet and heels....It Was Fabulous! So much fun! And of course Diane and Jared, our wonderful hosts, were so much fun to be around. Thanks to them for being the bestest!