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Sunday, April 13, 2008
. . . freaked -- it snowed
even for Kansas, snow in April is ridiculous (well, not really, apparently it happens more than we remember) . . . it was serious snow, too, not just pretty little flakes drifting around in the air. Then there was a bit of sunshine for about a nanosecond, then sleet, then nasty drizzle. I did nothing art-related other than talk about it. . . with my sister, for whom I made the above black circles on white paper, which she will have to mat and frame. . .
and speaking of mats and frames, I put this experimental piece in a mat and now I love it . . . remember, put a nice mat over just about anything and it looks better, I think. . .
well, okay, I tried to carve this stamp, roughly based on a rug pattern I saw in a design magazine. Fun to do, hilarious to see the outcome. (Oh, guess what . . . it's freaking snowing again. . .)
I recently purchased the special issue of "Cloth Paper Scissors" about studio spaces of artists. So many organized and decorated spaces for creativity. Maybe you can see a small portion of my "studio", also known as my unfinished basement. Picture #1 above: see the paint splatters on the concrete floor? And Picture #3, immediately above: the stamp is resting on an old plastic shower curtain that covers what used to be our ping-pong table. Nope, no one asked me to share my studio space. I am so glad, though, that I don't have to worry about cleaning it up every time I used it; I'm grateful that I can close the door and walk upstairs to relatively clean and organized living space; I'm glad I don't have to worry about spilling paint on beautiful carpet or floors. But I would like to have a sink and running water down there, as well as a bunch more electrical outlets. All in due time.