The finished piece that will be appearing in Blanket Magazine in June. The project was about astrological signs. I did Libra, since I am a Libra. I could do whatever I wanted for this project, and it was definitely a lot of fun, especially using those warm colors.
Last week I saw two shows – Yeasayer and Beach House (in that order). Loved them both. Yeasayer was just plain fun and Beach House was beautiful- in both sound and venue. The concert was in an old church – 2640 St. John’s Church and put on by a Baltimore co-op coffee house – Red Emma’s.
Beach House, with their hand-made spinning confetti props on stage. Went perfectly with the music – very moody and somewhat haunting, like Victoria Legrand’s voice.
Here’s what I’ve been working on for a little while, all the pieces put together. I still have sketches of conjuring up some sort of background (something simple…) but I thought I would put this up for now. It’s at a point where it could be complete.
I have had internet issues for a while, and I couldn’t figure out if it was my computer or the router. Well, the router bit the dust this weekend so I replaced it and things are so much better! I can watch my internet tv again! This has caused me to watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which is both mesmerizing and sad to me. I try not to eat a lot of processed food and cook with fresh veggies, but I still love that greasy pizza and sweets. The people he’s trying to help… live in another food universe. Pizza everyday! Chicken nuggets! French fries on a regular basis. Crazy unhealthy!
Last night I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open. It was 11:30pm. I didn’t get nearly anything completed last night (art-wise), so I woke up at 6:30am this morning to try and be productive. Here’s what I was sewing before I left for work:
Part of the reason I didn’t get all my sewing/blogging done was because of this cake:
That is a root beer chocolate bundt cake. Root beer fudge frosting to be added tonight. I love to bake.
Last week was full of productivity. I can’t say the same for this week so far. Here are the fruits of my labors this week:
To my credit, I have been trying to get into the groove of writing in Brown Paper Bag. I’ve had some technical roadblocks that prevent me from uploading images to Brown Paper Bag while I’m at work. I have to do them all at home, meaning I have to spend the time to at least browse images and upload them the night before (or morning of).
This girl is a redux of An Invisible Sign of My Own. Remember that? I didn’t like where the project was going, but I did like the one idea I had for a piece of work, so I’m scraping whatever I had before and going for the gold (like the olympics!) on this one.
That hair that she has on now is not actually the hair. It’s just a pattern and placeholder.
I want to get into mono printing. What do I need to know? Someone inform me, blogosphere. Can I use acrylic paint and water them down?
I have been such a blogging deadbeat lately! Sorry, blogosphere! The snowpolyse gave me two days off work this week, one being yesterday. I escaped my neighborhood for the day by attending a decadent brunch with some friends… not leaving time for blogging in the afternoon!
This is my last daily post with Marshmellow Kisses. From now on you can check out Brown Paper Bag for all your daily art posts. I will still update this blog with my work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (at the very least).
Okay, now on to Artist Fridays! I present to you the work of Megan Whitmarsh. She’s an artist that has made work for some time, and whose website catalogs the years she’s been working, making it interesting to see the progression of her work. My favorite of her work is actually from 2006/2007, when she used a lot of embroidery in her work. She has since transitioned from embroidery to sculpture. It’s all very nice, but I love the insular worlds that she creates with her (slightly) older work.
All images via her website.
Wednesday already, huh! Still chugging along on this piece:
I didn’t add too much to it last night, but there is another part (the giant man – I am redoing him) that I didn’t post. That will be for FRIDAY, when I finish this.
Also I have been working on another blog to be launched around Valentines Day that won’t really be about me at all, but will be more about works on paper that I like. A more professional blog. Marshmellow Kisses will still be around, but it won’t be as frequently posted in and will be more personal work than it is now. Stay tuned!
With the new blog, I’ve been working through wordpress.org rather than wordpress.com. It’s amazing the amount of content-managed sites that are built using wordpress.org. Big names – CNN, People.com, etc., all use the wordpress source.