Hello, it's been a while. I had some health issues and then this Covid 19 thing happened to the world (not me); luckily I have not been infected so far so good. But with all of this going on I just didn't feel like posting. I have been hiding in my studio working on new ideas but not really sharing any of that here yet. The stay at home issue hasn't had too much of an effect on me because my studio is at home so that feels normal to me. As long as I don't watch too much News I seem to do ok. But I find that the News can be too much at times and I just have to shut it off! Yes, I want to be informed but I can do that with a few minutes and then I have to shut it off and shut it out.
I have posted a bit to Instagram lately. I'll put some of those pics here. I'm working on some art journals and taking a bit of a break from my looms while the weather is hot. I find the process of working on these pages very comforting in a time when things are so uncomfortable. The drawing, painting, stitching, glueing and just digging around in my piles of papers and fabrics is very satisfying. It's a great way to use up bits and pieces of things. I often put little samples or sketches up on my inspiration wall and now I'm pulling them down and finding a home for them in these little art journals.
Stacks and stacks of watercolor papers, tea and coffee dyed papers and fabrics are coming out of storage boxes. I'm also using many of my digital papers that I create in photoshop. Everything is fare game.
Artist can be sort of like hoarders at times or at least I can be. I draw something or do a little stitch sample and then throw it in a box. Sometimes they are just small warm up practices in the studio. All of these things add up. Now I'm finding a home for them in journals. It feels full circle and complete. I love that feeling. Nothing is going to waste. Repurposed...recycled...whatever you want to call it, it's getting used. A few pics below. Stay safe and well and more to come.
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Artist and maker living and working in the beautiful state of Pa.