Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A new beginning--creating art in small spaces

Living in an apartment isn't the easiest way to create art but sometimes you just have to find a way to deal with things. I've been wanting to make another skeleton piece but ran out of orange fabric and really can't be dyeing here-we don't even have a kitchen as such, just a refridgerator-sink-stove along one wall of the living room. I decided to try painting the fabric instead.
I did 2 pieces; one I painted blotchy orange and then stamped over in red/orange paint:

The other i stamped also but wasn't as happy with the overall spacing so i restamped over it with a blue checkerboard. This piece will be worked on further; I'm thinking of dyeing it a medium blue to integrate the checkerboard into the background and make the red stamps stick out more.

For now, it felt good and I'm pleased with the start I made.

Monday, October 5, 2009


I don't understand caffeine. It was a cool night and the hot chocolate seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe I shouldn't have mixed it with coffee instead of water...?

So here it is after 1am and my alarm is set to go off at 5:30. I have tried to sleep but no luck. I've edited pictures for my etsy account ( I've read blogs and threads. I've paid my bills online. Now here I am at my last resort, writing my blog entry.

Still my eyes are wide open.

Again, I don't understand caffeine. The other day I was driving from PA to Cleveland and I had coffee, I had Coke, I had sugar and I was STILL falling asleep on the road.

In 6 hours I will be setting up to photograph 750 children for picture day at a school the online reviews said "I wouldn't send a DOG to this school let alone a child..."

I'm really looking forward to work.