Empty Spaces and Ellipses

June 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

I wanted to be yours.

You did make me happy.

You made me feel so alive.

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Planes of existence.

Circled

May 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

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This is a detail shot of a collaboration piece from last fall. The materials used are burlap, dyes, pecan, acorn, seeds.

A Bit of a Day

December 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

During this winter break I have been far less productive than I had hoped. My attempts at metal working have been postponed due to the fact that I cannot find a coping saw frame that is adjustable to hold different lengths of blades. I found a couple that adjusted the angle of the blade, which, my last saw did not do.

As for painting, that has simply not happened. I have plenty of canvas and wonderful paint colours, but the area is just not right for working. I never really thought about how much being in certain spaces affected my ability to be able to paint. At home, I get my things out and set them up just so and am free to leave them out for as long as I would like. It’s my preference to leave my paints out as I’m working on a piece so I can see it as I move about daily and consider it as well as be able to easily make adjustments. 

All I’ve done artistically recently is drawing with charcoal. Really, I should say sketching because it is certainly not a finished piece. I am getting some creative outlet other wise in the cooking department. Today my dad and I made lo mein and now I’m attempting to make  chai more legitimately than with just a chai teabag. I hope the next attempt tastes better. Unsweetened almond milk was certainly not the way to go.

~M

Forward Slash

September 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s been a long week, if I do say so myself. Lots of projects going and learning new things all the time. I’ve got a lot running through the brain today, so please bear with rabbit trails and non-sensical ramblings. 

Twining: 

Yes, it is supposed to be lopsided, I ‘m experimenting with making the sides being non-symetrical. It’s my first shot at both of these. I may or may not dye this basket, but I definitely will be experimenting with that on the next one. 

Coiling:

I made two of these little guys because this one did not go so well at first. It’s an interesting technique, but if I were to use it on a project I would alter the material because the yarn seems to get fuzzy as you work.  (Sorry about the terrible picture quality, my camera is not working right now.)I’m taking a break from sewing a burlap dress for a project a friend and I are working on. My machine is too heavy to cart around, so I brought the dress home with me. I knew burlap was going to be a mess to work with, but I did not know how much of a mess. It’s everywhere. Part of the concept for the project is decomposition, so that’s good in that aspect, but for my sanity, not really. If it all works out, it will be worth the effort that’s going to this. I am enjoying the process, but I would really like to see this thing be finished, as it’s been dragging out. 

In a few hours I am going to take off to do some enameling. It’s the first time, so I’m a little nervous. There was not much instruction given for this project, but thankfully these are just samples to learn the different possible techniques. As soon as I get a couple projects back, I’ll post some pictures for you all to see. I’m pleased with the way my silk painting turned out, but my hollow form copper ring needs some serious lacquer removal. 

Time to get back to work!

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