Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I need to hibernate for awhile and regain clarity.

Recent (work in progress) projects, finshed work will be posted later.

Tea time, muti-media collage.

A Piano graphite drawing and a drape oil painting, neither of which are finished.

The start to journal covers (not finished. common theme)

Native American woman oil painting, not finished.

Abstract Soap stone sculpture.

boot with flowers, oil painting, not finished.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Complete Ridiculousness.

Random Photography, Floral photographs from this summer, makes me dread this winter, my bones can't endure the chilly weather.Pictures of the Mural Project at Cruisers in Gardner Ma, Not finished yet. The cold weather has made the work much more tedious and time consuming. The start to a Nude male figure sculpture.

"What's it feel like to be a ghost" Art study, re-creation of Petah Coyne photography<3

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lockets, Skeletons and Sailboats. The next Beetoven.

For the past few weeks I have been working on a sketch book project hosted Art House Co-Op and these are a few entries thus far. Every sketch book submitted will travel around the world, displayed at various art galleries.

When My hectic schedule allows it, I make jewelry as much as possible (pictures of a few things). A few items (locket, small clock, sail boats) I found at a flea market and made into pendants (Lockets were already pendants.) The sail boats were once pins and earrings and with the help of handy wire cutters and clasps they are now pendants.

Life for me lately has consisted of work (everyday), boating/rope swinging (when the weather allows it), college search (I want to move far away) and spending time with my friends for once. For once, everything seems okay.

Today at the college, a talented (16 yr old) Meaghan played the piano for all the young children and she was amazing. I've always wanted to learn how to play but never got the opportunity, I'd like to take lessons at some point.

My life. . .

  • Travel (when everyone is taken care of)
  • Be an innate listener as well as a philosopher (More listening than conversing)
  • Make sure to smile (even if there's no reason to)
  • Laugh at everyone's jokes (even if their not funny)
  • Be optimistic (when there's every reason to be pessimistic)
  • Never stop breathing (You'll let everyone down)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Art; A Messy Subject.

Georgie O'Keefe, Chaos in the studio. Recycling clay. Basically what my life has consisted of the past two days. Yesterday I got to catch up on some work in the studio and recycle (and salvage) some clay and slurry from the throwing wheels. There was some mosaic materials left over from the Art Camp and Professor Miller let me take some home (Thank you!), I made a few picture frames and some hair clips (one picture of a frame). After work I had some time to throw a new mug on the wheel. I will bisque fire it next Thursday with the work from the summer camp (picture throwing on the wheel).

Today I went back to teaching Intro to painting to the summer camp and these children amaze me more and more each day. We used Georgia O'keefe paintings as an inspiration and the assignment went very well. It's amazing how fast the (eight-year old) students pick up on color theory, composition and value. Some of these children have more passion and creativity than the college students I take classes with (no lie). Once the class was over I jumped in on a Figure study course That's held by professor Pacheco and I got a few sketches in ( one sketch above). The human anatomy is very beautiful, but constantly drawing the figure can get old.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mentality of an Eight- Year old.

The past few days I have been teaching painting/ceramics to a group (20) of eight-year old children. There is something very humbling about working with young children, they are happy and do not (constantly) stress like most adults. They are not exactly innate listeners yet but it is a joy to work with individuals who are open-minded, full of spirit, and have huge imaginations. Today they imitated Van Gogh's "Sun flowers" (Pictures Above). It is true that you can not put an age on talent, these children are extremely talented and amaze me each day.

“We call a child's mind "small" simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort”

Life has been extremely hectic for me lately. I work Monday-Friday at the college and try to make as much jewelery as possible in my spare time (more pictures soon). I have a new found love for Slam poetry and I have included bit's and pieces of some in my art work (not fully successful but still playing around) . I have recently read "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey and I highly recommend it, if someone is looking for a new read.
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