Wednesday, December 17, 2008

. . . regret the green




. . . that little strip down the middle of the corrugated cardboard piece in this collage. But it's stuck on there pretty well and not coming off, so we'll go with it. I have altered this a bit since I scanned it, and the one from yesterday, too. . . nothing is ever done in my studio as long as it's there.


So at 4:30 a.m. I'm in the studio, making more papers. . . so much fun. A sheet of tissue painted with gray gesso; a sheet of tissue splattered with black, white and gray flung paint; copy paper printed with sequin waste, both positive and negative; copy paper printed with plastic needlepoint surfaces; copy paper printed with the blobs left over from all the other printing. It will all be dry when I go down to make more collages later in the day. I also want to print up a tissue sheet with black, white and gray gesso using a purchased stamp I've had around for a long time. . . the stamp reminds me of concrete textures, cracks in the sidewalk, ancient stone walls.


I'm having a lot of fun staying inside off the slick roads and totally denying that I'm in some deep trouble regarding Christmas. . . not prepared at all and not really too interested. I have a week. . .

4 comments:

Leslie said...

Boy are you having fun with papers. I'm boycotting the holiday in favor of making art. My husband has brought in the boxs of decorations. I told him I'm only doing the tiny little tree and lights. And I told myself I am only willing to give 3 days to holiday prep and that includes the day itself and taking it all down again. I need Art Time!

Mary Buek said...

Leslie: Good idea. However, I did not realize that my role as mother, even of grown up children, is to be in charge of Christmas decorating. They don't help but they sure don't like it if you don't do it. What bugs me most is buying gifts for people who don't particularly want or need or even like whatever it is you get them. All that effort wasted, in my way of thinking. Bah, humbug, right?

Robyn said...

Me too....regarding xmas. There are far too many wonderful things to create in the studio. My daughter was very put out that I hadn't bought a tree so I got one yesterday.

By the way I like the green strip.

Mary Buek said...

Robyn, I try not to be a grinch, but it is becoming more difficult. Only a few days until the madness ends and then it's back to making a mess in the studio.