Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Andy Goldsworthy. "Each work grows, stays, decays – integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its heights, marking the moment when the work is most alive." Learn more here. See more (incredible work) here.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Regin Igloria's work pretty accurately.
Monday, December 26, 2011
always a good way to start off a Monday. 2011 is winding to a close... I hope 2012 is full of both of these things.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Day 12... a day late, but not a dollar short. At least, I think not. The holidays thus far have been busy: snow shoveling, last-minute packing, hours of driving, and a Festivus celebration that culminated in a Yankee Swap at a strip club... you know, the usual. I hope I can be forgiven the erratic posting. It's been lovely sharing gifts with you.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I also decided to play around with the gold leaf that I purchased off ebay a few years ago when I was feeling flush and full of big plans to use it in my art. Let me tell you: gold leaf is a PAIN. But relatively easy if you can get over the fussy flimsy factor and exercise a small amount of patience. All you need is spray glue, a brush and painters tape to create golden initials on your gifts.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I haven't been spending too much time outdoors lately, using the two fairly valid excuses of illness and attempting to be productive artistically. But if I'm going to be honest, I tend to avoid being active outside when loneliness turns sour on me. Loneliness has been an occupational hazard of mine for over a year now. It's usually something I enjoy; some of my best moments outdoors have been times where I felt completely alone and reveled in it. But every now and then it turns on you; slowly but surely the solitude starts to hurt and it becomes harder and harder to motivate yourself to do the activities you love, just because you're so caught up in wishing someone else was there to participate alongside you. There's a way to defeat these feelings of inertia and misery though, and it's actually quite simple. You just start walking. So yesterday, I walked. And it was good (aside from the bloody knee).
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
(I want a pet owl so badly. Alas, owning a native owl as a pet is illegal in this country. Which means that clearly, I'll have to figure out how to smuggle a non-native owl in. Because that would be less illegal, right?)
There were more owls... but I'll spare you.
From top to bottom: Ashley Percival (who is a veritable fount of owl art), CATS I KNOW, gypsy and twink, United Thread, Sasha Prood
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
from Haiti, to you. These photos are details from flags made by one of the last traditional vodou flag makers left in Haiti. I visited his workshop in Port Au Prince in April. Lately color and texture have really been inspiring me.