Found a little down time to draw this weekend. Life doesn’t allow for a lot of creative moments right now but I am finding small ways to fit it in when I can. A notebook, a pen and 20 minutes...that will do. Clearly I have spring on my mind.
fictional lands - i tell myself stories of each landscape as it appears from the end of my pen - that lake swells in the middle because of the characteristics of the slope to the left, but pinches at the end because of the altitude
the stories are full of contradictions and contrasts, in one drawing i will justify an alpine stream rising from a spring behind a mountain and in the same a waterfall flows past a beautiful island before becoming the sea - i suppose that's why fiction is so enticing - freedom to collage from experience and imagination .
experimenting with patterns and colour - and mostly just bring a lot of maximalist pattern fun into my day - thoughts on patterns? more colour?
Day 31/100 of #the100dayproject. During my mini “road trip” today (I went to the bank), I had to go back to the office via a different route because of the school zone. As I was driving down the road, I pulled in to the parking lot of a restaurant and noticed this little “house” jetting out from the building. I’m not sure what, if anything, they use it for on the inside, but it gives the building such character on the outside. I just love how the universe guided me to find this hidden gem. It kind of looks like a tiny house, doesn’t it?
So excited that my piece 23/100 from #the100dayproject was selected for the juried exhibition “Contemporary Landscapes” at @roxburyartsgroup!
I absolutely love my job coordinating exhibits @saratogaarts — but it’ll be nice to be on the other side of things, this time 😉
#tb to one of those sleepless nights putting our type specimen pieces together 🌙
"The main thing that I would say to somebody who’s looking to do creative work is, just do it now,” he said. “Don’t wait. It’s so hard to make anything, that it’s just easy to put it off, and be like, when I get the right financing, when I get the right this or that - just start doing it now. Because one of the great things about this moment in our culture, it’s never been easier to make something. The technology’s never been cheaper, and honestly the way to get the thing out to people is get your stuff out on the Internet, and get an audience, and get a small version to get you enough backing to do the big version.
“There’s so many fucked-up things in our country and in the world right now, and we live in a very dark climate. But the one place where things are going great is, if you want to do creative work, you can actually make some version and get it to people. And just don’t wait, is what I’m saying. Don’t wait. Just make the thing. Make a version. And then make it better. And then make it better.” - Ira Glass #riskhappy
2/16/18 - #the100dayproject Day 25. Trying to get caught up with my posts and my 100 day project (the 20th is supposed to be day 31 😳). Feeling a little uncomfortable with posting so frequently, but also so encouraged by everyone’s comments and messages. I finally feel like I can officially call myself a painter again. Thank you everyone. ❤️