Saturday, December 27, 2008

. . . dug through trash

searching for a missing gift card. It was nasty, and unsuccessful, but necessary because yesterday was trash day and with the detritus of Christmas gifts and food preparation piling up, I could not delay.

It was springlike here yesterday; the temperature was maybe in the 60s. I woke up earlier this morning to hear the house moaning. . . that really doesn't happen very often, but the wind was blowing just like a summer storm. It is still dark here, with periodic thunder and lightning. We will have ice and snow before it's all over.

My plan is to spend some time downstairs today just mindlessly gluing, tearing, painting and creating. You will have to bear with me and share in what I make, be it good or bad.


Leslie said...

Sorry you had to dig through the trash. I bet you are not the only person that had to do that! I like this piece. It's strong. I am going to reintroduce orange to my work again. Its very difficult to use no color at all. Enjoy your day playing with your papers. It's always a good lead in to the work.

Sherrie said...

Are most of your collages done on paper or canvas? Approximately what size are they? I'm really impressed with how simple they are yet complex enough to invite the eye to keep spinning around the painting. Great work! Keep it up.

Mary Buek said...

Leslie: I can't wait to see what you would do with orange. And I know what you mean about how difficult it is to work with little or no color. Obviously I can't sustain it very long. Your work is so beautiful though.

Sherrie: All of these latest collages are the same size. I have used heavy water color sheets cut into six pieces, each piece 10" x 11". I use 2" tape to edge the pieces and create sort of a mat around the finished piece. Obviously then the finish collage is 8" x 9". Thank you for your comment. Visit often to keep those eyes spinning.