Sunday, July 11, 2010

. . . blundered around aimlessly







in my studio. Not as frequently as I would like, but I'm still just experimenting. These pictures are the results of some recent blundering. . .










Every day I feel less and less like an artist, and more and more like a corporate drone. And it pisses me off, because it took a long time for me to actually admit to myself, and to others, that I was an artist. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to be gainfully employed. I do like to eat.








These are just some small samples of my black and white with two other colors experiments.






Maybe everyone has already discovered this foam stuff that you heat up with a hair dryer or a heat gun, and then press the foam into whatever kind of texture you may have at hand. That's what I did with a bunch of washers I had laying around. I used the foam to stamp on this piece. If you get tired of whatever is on the foam, you heat it up again and the imprint disappears. And, it's cheap, too.







I go down to the studio to start some pieces, thinking that while they dry, I'll start packing up the art supplies I won't be needing, at least for a while. But I never seem to be able to start that project. I'm in complete denial, I guess. As good a place as any to live, if you ask me. Of course, the reality of the situation, when it becomes irrevocable, is really going to bite, as they say. Oh, well, at least I will have had a few peaceful weeks.


8 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Your current experiments are stunning. You are an Artist. You are the only one that can take that title away from yourself...so...stay pissed and prosper in the studio. Its who you are. xxoo

ArtPropelled said...

Well if these are blunderings I would love to see what you produce when you are ... not blundering.The 4th one is wonderful.

Margaret Ryall said...

I think the limited palette of these works is very effective and inviting. The added textures put them over the top. I'm one who doesn't know about the foam stuff in your post. Can you tell me more?

Anonymous said...

Mary, dearest...

I so totally agree with Leslie!!!!

Repeat aloud, shout it proud:

I am an artist!
I AM an artist!
I am an ARTIST!

PS "stay pissed and prosper"...now that's a mantra
;-)

Miki Willa said...

These are quite good. Tell us more about the foamy stuff. I am not familiar with it, but it sounds like something I would like to try. How close was that storm to you last night?

A rambling rose said...

Always a hard one for a lot of us! your blunderings are just part of the process - WHAT IF you just blunder on regardless?

Leovi said...

Magnifico abstract language, very suggestive.

lizzieb said...

Mary , what is the size of the last in this group? and how much is it?