Monday, December 26, 2011
I'm in a Dickens phase. It's just coincidental timing with the Holidays that I happen to plunge into Dickens now. I haven't tried any Charles Dickens since he was required reading in High School. I treated myself to a special purchase of books for my birthday, five books by Dickens. The first two I am reading simultaneously, "Pickwick Papers" and "Christmas Books". And I'm really loving them.
I've been hard at work architecting since the first week of December and haven't had a chance to work on any more collages since then, but I will get back to it sometime in January. My New Year's Resolution is to start using gold foiling in my artwork. So many of my books here at home have gold foiling in one form or another and because of my reading habits all of this shimmering gold is constantly in my face, and I love it. It's so warm, for lack of a more poetic word. Fake gold doesn't cut it. Only the real stuff has the magic. I think it would really add a striking touch to my art. And I figure it's a very realistic resolution to have. And a sensible one. And an enjoyable one.
After all, there's no such perfect a kiss as a kiss wrapped in gold.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Needless to say I am still a bit green and achy from the weekend. I can't even bear the thought of whiskey right now. Today I am back at my latest collage, which I haven't touched since last week. Here's a detail shot of a small section of it:
Yes, those are teeth. Aren't they quite beautiful? I wish mine were that sparkly. The collage is coming along nicely, I hope to be done with it by mid week.
Friday, December 2, 2011
In the meantime, here's a hint:
Monday, November 21, 2011
Today I'm obsessing with the voice of the beautiful bombshell Alison Mosshart, lead singer of two great bands, The Dead Weather and The Kills. I'm letting that seductive voice of hers guide me along the colorful stripped-away pieces of this next collage. For her sake I hope it doesn't turn out to be a flop. If it does, I may not be able to listen to her voice ever again.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
So, here it is. Go buy something:
Now I have to get going on some more collages. Check back soon- I should have at least 2 more done by the end of this week.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
It was such a beautiful day, the sun was warm, the hills were all autumn-rainbows upon unbelievable carpets of green, all capped underneath a cloudless dome of blue. Every time I go up there, all I think is, "I could live here! I want to live here.." But beautiful landscapes and charming farmhouses aside, there's just not much going on up there. If I had a career writing & illustrating children's stories, maybe. But as a starving architect? No.
And finally, finally, after two hectic life-altering years, we finally planted Dad's headstone in the ground, next to Oma and Opa in the picture-perfect Potter Hollow Cemetery at the base of the mountain upon which our family house sits. Our house... which we are desperately trying to sell, in an unsellable market.