Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Moon Makes Me Drule Too

Since March I have taken a short break from the ceramic medium to craft the hell out. My evenings of jewelry making and drawing have been a wonderful change of pace. I might even get "crazy" this week and paint again. I think these little breaks help remind me of why I love ceramics and re energize my passion to work with clay.

I will post images of the new creations soon but I wanted to share my discoveries this week, Firstly you must go see this vidio by
BLU. The video is an animation film done with graffiti! It's truly amazing and ahhhhh inspiring, so just give your self a moment to watch it, you won't regret it.

Sophie Kern makes me want to cut up magazines an go wild with a pack of markers. Her work has serious playfulness, I just love it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bright Beaming Bowling Ball Breasts

Ahh the constant struggles with technology. Our computer got a nasty virus and everything had to be wiped. Bad news, I never backed up my images and info on a hard drive. No need to lecture me! I have done a through job scolding myself these past two weeks. I do have some images on cd's or saved via the internet but most everything is gone. But I feel good things will come of this like turning a new leaf. I am going to buy a Mac laptop and "of course" an external hard drive to responsibly back up my info from now on.

I know my family is going to heckle me to death about being a trendy Wendy, but just about everyone I know with a Mac (which are all artists) swears on a bible they are greatest computers IN THE WORLD and have no problems with viruses. So in a matter of days, I will be the proud owner of a sexy new laptop Mac. I have a feeling it will be one of the best purchases I’ll have ever made. There is no talking me out of it, my mind is set and my wallet is burning with the consumer spend lust.

Now on to art. As you my readers have noticed, I have an ever-growing link list of artists and blogs. I want to take a moment to point out a few of my favorite sites. Firstly I have been enjoying the playful vibrant world of Matt Wedel. His work gives me the itch to walk away from functional work and make sculptures instead. I love the big babies and crystal flower growths. Everyone should take a moment to check out his gorgeous website.

My other find this week is this blog Somethings Hiding In Here written by an artist couple that pulls at my heartstrings at how darling they and their work is. I enjoyed venturing though their posts and suggest you check out the etsy video on their blog. It showcases their loft home they have renovated in Philly, and it’s a dream dwelling to behold.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bloomington Art Fever

I’m alive! It’s true, I was feverishly busy finishing up work for the show that is now on display at the Bloomington Clay Studio until May 1st. It was a lot of work, but after everything was said and done I had a moment of reverence at my little accomplishment and thought “how could I ever do anything else than this?” The work shop I gave was great fun and the show opening was just as good. If you want to see more images of the event go to my Flickr page and have a look see at the group of images from the event. Many of the rockin photos where taken by Kim Fernandez. I will be adding many more images of the artwork in the show to the fickr account soon, so stay tuned.

This is a picture of the workshop in progress. All the participants are intently listening to my lecture of how to paint color onto bisque ware. Behind us is my show set up on the walls.

While I was in Bloomington I had a great time getting to know the charismatic people that make up the Bloomington Clay Studio gang. It’s a wonderful community working there in the ceramics studio and I wish could have visited with them longer. But it’s truly a relief to be home again and catching up on cleaning and organizing all that I ignored for the past few months. You can't believe how out of sorts one’s dwelling can get so fast.

Speaking of fast, I look at how time speedily spindles its self into these long threads that create the fabric of our pasts and I can’t hardly believe how I made it this far or all the things I’ve done. Life is crazy but I’m just glad to be moving forward.