Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
A sculpture in the gardens. A metal tree with glass leaves. The photo does little justice.
I don't believe this was an actual piece but I couldn't help but think about its potential. There is an extension ladder leaning behind it and all I could think about was some covert mission to paint one hell of a stencil on it. It's a blank canvas just waiting to be deflowered!
It's burning outside, inside we go!
Before I wrap it up, I must mention an exhibit that I'm lucky to have caught. This is a "must see" exhibit. Peggy Preheim. Her work is insane! She does tiny pencil drawings so intricate they seem like black and white photographs. As you enter the exhibit they offer magnifying glasses so that you can see the amazing detail of her work. Some of the drawings are as tiny as a postage stamp! They wouldn't allow photographs in this exhibit and it was guarded but photographs couldn't capture the essence of the show. It will be up though July 26.
It's an analog television and VCR. Now I know it's "out with the old and in with the new" (this is a concept I have a hard time grasping; I love quality and I'm practical, I don't like waste) but this is unacceptable. How can someone have the audacity to just leave their trash sitting in a parking lot?!? Maybe they are trying to make some statement or maybe some artist was hiding behind a car taping people's reactions. Either way it was sort of funny and bizarre and then I started to rant. I had to take a picture, I felt it was worth noting. That's all.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Patience is virtue, that's all I can say at this point. The painting better turn out magnificent because it's taking all of my will power to refrain from just continuing. I'm trying to do the right thing these days and maybe in return the goddesses will grant me some patience. While I was waiting I cut this little stencil:I sprayed it on the side of some nasty, five gallon bucket I had outside. Considering it only took me about 5 minutes to cut all three colors and about 2 seconds to spray it I think it turned out better than expected. Yesterday I went to Philbrook Museum and it was amazing. I just wish it wouldn't have been so miserable outside. They have such a beautiful garden but I couldn't withstand the heat so I was unable to inspect it thoroughly. Maybe next time. I did take a ton of photos on my phone I just haven't had time to organize them. Tune in tomorrow, and fingers crossed that I will have time to post them.
Friday, June 26, 2009
I am very happy with my kitchen but if I could ask for more I would ask for this type of cohesiveness.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
This is a picture of my sun shade on the patio. I was lounging outside while Zola played in the yard today at lunch and I caught this beautiful shadow. Feet propped with my iPod...let's just say it was hard to return to work.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This. This stencil was a nightmare. This is the second try and I still couldn't get it right. Those cars are pretty difficult to illustrate without using 10 different stencils (to create tonality) but I just don't have the energy (or the time) for that level of intensity at the moment. I am happy with the composition and the colors although the black is problematic (I'm just not a fan of using black in my work). I am up for suggestions but for now I'm at a stopping point. I hope in a day or two I will have an epiphany and pull the spray paint out for the final touches. I think it's a good start to getting back in the swing of creating. I'm on my way to becoming a prolific artist, watch out!
I also wanted to include the following photo to give you an idea of the scale. I have also hung the smaller stencils I did on wood. If you read my preceding blog you may remember them. I don't think I ever included their dimensions so here ya go:
This morning I found this blog. Well written and insightful, I could identify with this particular post. I should probably comment and let her know that she isn't alone but I think I will just smile, and hit the "Next Blog" button like I was never there. I'm such a bad egg!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
My clever mom made these little caricatures of my brother. "Zippy Zorn" is my brother's superhero, alter ego. This little drawing illustrates my mom's mad 'paint' skills. Makes for a few laughs. Should be studying. There is a new stencil in the works, more tomorrow.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
- mount curtain tiebacks
- buy a new duvet cover
- hang lights on each side of the bed
-create a piece for over the headboard
-new bedside table(s)
etc, etc etc (you get the idea)
Here are some of my inspiration photos for the master bed:
This is the photo that I used to determine the color scheme. So far I have stayed pretty close to the initial plan, I just hope someday my bedroom will be as polished as this one.
I plan on hanging molding on the opposite wall of the bed. I really like the simplicity of this photo. I am hesitant about hanging pictures all over the bedroom (I want it to stay serene and uncluttered) and I think the molding is a nice alternative.
I purchased some hanging lights years ago from a second hand shop and I have decided I'm going to hang them on the either side of the bed. I liked the way these were mounted and was considering making mine into hanging sconces similar to the photo above.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This is a picture I stitched together of their land (sorry so small). It was so beautiful and clear. My grandpa had spent the previous day on the tractor mowing.While I was atop the hill taking the land shots (above) I saw this butterfly. It was a lucky shot, so serene.After we got back it was so nice outside, there was a strong breeze but it really cut down on the heat, near perfect. We sat out on the porch and watched the humming birds.I caught two at the feeder but at one point there were five attempting to drink from it!I will always love my Nana and Papa!