2019 has been strange so far. Things got off to a rocky start with the whole family getting sick and me taking months to really recover from it. Finally starting to feel like myself again. So a slow start to 2019....but I'm getting back on track with my daily studio practices. Here are some pics of recent experiments, sketchbook work etc.
Back to this little bag again and warping the loom for more samples. Little bags like this are often called amulet bags or medicine bags etc. I'm not sure what I'm going to call mine, but for now I'm calling it "thimble bag " because it is the perfect size for that and it helps me from losing my thimble which is a daily thing with me.
Well, this little journal is almost full. Time to get a new Moleskine. There is nothing like cracking open a new journal. Oh, the possibilities. The fresh crisp pages, the new smell. I love it. But holding a journal in your hands that has been used and loved and carried around with you for months, well, that is very special. They say sometimes that most Artist can get blocked because they may have not too few but too many ideas. I haven't found this to be true for me yet but I do have to say "is this just an exercise or will it become something more"? The thing is sometimes you just don't know. Drawings in my little sketchbooks way never become more but sometimes they do. They are a great resource to come back to as well. And if I'm having a hard time getting myself going in the studio I will often just pull out a pencil or pen and draw, make marks and just let my mind go. It relaxes me and calms my mind. Of course this is always done with a hot cup of tea and great music. Then I feel ready to tackle the task at hand. I started keeping an art journal in art school many moons ago and I haven't stopped since.
Artist and maker living and working in the beautiful state of Pa.
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