Friday, February 15, 2013

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

That's what these little birds are sayin'.

I have a couple of deadlines, projects due and an head full of ideas.
The only thing that I need now is energy!

Can you spare some?

Oh, and plenty of good light for photographs?
I could use that too.

I hope that everyone had a peaceful Valentine's Day.
My honey and I had a quiet one, all wrapped in the glow of sweet, sweet love.
It was also our anniversary, so we had lots to be thankful for.
And now days, we all need to find as much as we can to be grateful for.

What are you grateful for today?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sands of Time

Like the days of our life...
I can't believe that so much time has passed since I last posted a blog entry!
Time just flies by, doesn't it?

I've been working in my studio - as usual I am working on several pieces at once (wouldn't want to get bored, now would we?).
Here's a couple of peeks - no big secrets just pieces that will go into books, shows and private collections.
And I can't show you until I show the people writing the books, curating the shows and hanging the art on their walls (wouldn't be fair, would it?).

I am drawn to certain shapes and draw them often.

This is waiting for another layer of translucent color
and maybe more plaster or molding paste.

Artful counting.

I love to add found items to my artwork.
This is a piece of broken Indian pottery that I found
while on a kayaking trip. I love the decorative
lines on it.

Another piece of pottery - of history actually.
It's a piece of history full of grace and beauty in my eyes.

I love the texture and shapes that you can get
when you sand down through layers.

I vowed to myself a few months ago that I would work with more color.
I usually work with a neutral palette but am really drawn to bold, colorful works of art. So I am trying to add more color to my own work.
Plus it should be easier to photograph.
Even though a couple of the pieces are not bold in color, they are more colorful than what I usually use.
And I am loving it.

What about your color palette? Do you have your "go to" colors?
Do you work with one palette yet are drawn to another?
And if so, I wonder why?