Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Into the Wood(s)

Bones' Wilderness stamp set

Last week I carved some (Bailey) Bones' Wilderness stamps. And then, bought myself a sweet old desk (and chair) giving myself a lot more work space. I'm very excited about both prospects.



Sunday, August 15, 2010

Brother River

" The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. So you must give to the rivers the kindness you would give any brother." - Chief Seattle, 1855

brother river
new drawing in progress.

I haven't seen the river in a long time. Art making had been slowing down to a trickle, clouding over with mountainous plies of "work" work and work emails, I was hiding inside from the scorching heat, and maybe I got a bit of the hot August blues. Then last week I decided to snap out of it.

I started jotting down a phrase, quote, or thought from the day and then doing a quick little sketch to go with it. I only needed to do one to fulfill my self made rule, but I usually found myself doing more than one. And then I decided I was gonna prep some paper, damnit! And I was gonna start a linoleum print, damnit! And I was gonna start myself a whole bunch of projects! And then I found a cute little Danish mid century end table while out thrifting and I decided was gonna learn how to strip and refinish furniture too! I also made a pair buttons from shells I found on the beach last month. So, I have a bit of art ADHD at the moment, but I'd much rather have the problem of having too many projects going on than none at all.