Oh, and I’ve got a date with a powder-coater for 8 AM Saturday morning.
The weather made me not want to drive to Baltimore, so I canceled my classes. This gave me some much needed studio time since I’ve got six deadlines coming up before March 1st that I’m trying to make new work for. That’s right, in the next 2 weeks, I’ll be sending out applications for 3 craft shows, 2 solo shows, and and juried exhibition. Just another day in the life of an artist… (Above: the view from my studio.)
For someone whose artwork is about layering pattern, I’m certainly timid with pattern use in my own home. But that’s about to change. I’ve just ordered this Orla Kiely wallpaper from Anthropologie to hang on the wall behind my bed. It will go under my patterned curtains, behind my striped bedding. And the best part… the wallpaper is easy-peel removal, so Joe can’t really object. Get the wallpaper here.
I’ve finally heard back from a few shows with positive results. You can find a complete list of all my 2007 shows on the right.
The first week of classes kept me away from the studio (and this blog), but the last two days have been about some serious studio time.
Unfortunately, I’m experiencing a love/hate relationship with this pattern. Yesterday, I was excited about it. Today, not so much…
At least the first side is finished, now on to the second.
I’m feeling slightly better about the new pillow pattern (though I’ve resigned myself to the fact that it’s not as strong as the last pillow.) But I do think that some of the parts will make nice brooches (if I scale them down a bit.) Unfortunately, the new semester starts tomorrow, so that’s the end of my daily studio time. With some major entry deadlines fast approaching, I hope I don’t lose momentum…
These are the designs for the next pillow. I had planned to start something bigger after finishing the last pillow, but I’ve decided to apply to some of the bigger craft shows (ACE, Philly, etc.) with my pillows, and I want one more for the application.
Looking at the designs, I think it’s strange that I usually like my pencil drawings of the pattern, then hate the pen designs that I manipulate in Photoshop (I blame my poor tracing skills), but ultimately like the pattern again once I make it in wire.
This pillow will be approximately 16″, with a band separating the two panels (more like a cushion).