slightly wonky


Art A.D.D.

So, I managed to get a bunch of stuff done before the weekend.  I probably won’t get much time to work on stuff until next Tues.  Yes, this stuff is “all over the map”.  Think of it as a pu-pu platter of attempts. 

I keep thinking that I need to make a more coherent set of things.  Then, I get distracted and want to try something new.  Thus, the randomness of it all.

I’m not going to post every day.  While I’m still working on my 365 projects, I’m not going to barrage you with posts.  It’s too exhausting for everyone…well, mostly me.

So, if any of you have some thoughts on this stuff, I’d love to hear it.  Even if you tell me NOT to EVER do that again…at least I’ll have some feedback.  Right now, I am kind of working in a bubble.  I am trying to investigate ways to possibly get some feedback from people.  So, until I figure that out, this is my forum for comments!

I’ll stop rambling now, as my hands are too cold to type, and just show you my stuff.  I kind of like this one:

a detail of the above print:

another similar one…I like the colors, but the design is so-so:

detail:

this one was not good, and i couldn’t save it:

and a detail:

at last…something recognizable! no, it’s not me…:

detail:

And now for something completely different…a pencil drawing:

detail:

I liked this drawing, so I made a print of it:

detail:

And I made another little book!  This one is about winter:

detail:

even CLOSER:

Whew!  Okay, that’s it for this week.  Seriously.  Speaking of winter, my hands are so cold that I can barely type.  We’re supposed to get snow this weekend too…brrrrr!  Have a good weekend!

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little book
December 17, 2010, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Fleeting thoughts..., printmaking | Tags: , , ,

Okay, so I started another lino print. This one was less abstract…and I like it much less.  The ink is a dark blue/black.  I intend to color in the white areas, when the ink dries.  Sigh.  I’m trying not to let this get me down.

Then, as I was inspired by yesterday’s mini books…I decided to make another!  Yes, this one is totally handmade, so it looks…well, less polished.  I had fun doing it.  I may be on a book making binge, as this one was fun too!  I like being able to work as I go along, and not have to plan too much along the way.  Unlike the linoleum print, where one has to plan out a little…this book had no plan at all! MUCH more fun.

Now, inside:

And the cover:

And some close ups:

I’m happy with it.  I know…WHAT is it, really?  Who knows.  Like I need more books in the house?  Hmm…like I need more of anything in the house?  I’ll have to purge some of someone else’s books to make room for these.  JUST kidding!



Slight improvement
December 16, 2010, 8:07 pm
Filed under: Felting, printmaking | Tags: , , , , , , ,

So, I finished the lino prints last night.  I added the third color.  You can see it below:

I think that it turned out pretty well.  I did manage to jab my thumb with the tool used to cut the linoleum.  I know…cut AWAY from yourself.  My thumb didn’t seem to be anywhere near where I was working, but my hand slipped.  I need to get some of those oyster shucking gloves.  Or, I just need to pay more attention.

I also worked on a fabric composition:

and a detail:

This is a bunch of different fabrics/yarns, etc merged into one fabric through needle felting.  You basically use a barbed needle to poke through the layers, and fuse them together.  It’s pretty interesting how different fabrics behave when felted like this.  I have no idea what I’m doing with this thing, but I’m just going to keep adding to it.

I also made two tiny little books!  Here they are:

Aren’t they so cute?  There are only twelve pages in each book.  I got this little kit from the local art store to make them.  I’ve never made/bound a book before, but it was surprisingly fun!  Somehow, it never seemed very interesting to me.  Okay…a blank book…yawn.  But, when you make it yourself, It’s so fascinating how it all comes together in such an intelligent manner.  This wasn’t even any type of fancy binding, but they still turned out well.  Hmm… I may make more of these.  I have no idea why I would need a collection of tiny books with only twelve blank pages, but I’ll find some purpose.  Grocery lists?  Profound thoughts? (hmm…no, I want to USE these books)  Maybe I’ll just keep them as mini sketchbooks, to draw tiny things in.  Any other suggestions?  🙂




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