It's been a long time, hasn't it. Well, apart from the previous post which I put together in November, but only just posted a few minutes ago.
Our sole computer kaputzed in mid-December. Rather than hastily buy a new one we decided to get the old one fixed, and then we had to wait for a part, because it's hard to source parts for older computers. Our wonderful tech person eventually found the necessary part and was able to fix our computer for a fraction of the cost of a new machine. How lucky is that? Very grateful we are.
Overall we were without a computer for about 3 weeks. No screen, relying on our creative minds to keep occupied sans the go-to of the interwebs... it was bliss!! But really only because it was during xmas, with the pace of life (and work) slowed down. Now we are very happy to have everything back up and running, and I am finally making another blog post. (However also thinking that taking a week offline here and there might be a good practice to develop.)
So... a few studio shots, shall we?
First thing this year I pulled everything off my painting rack, all those half-finished paintings, some of which have languished there many moons. Time to put the poor old things out of their misery, yes? And I did.
Because I am that kind of nostalgic, I photographed the backs of some before destroying them. Believe me, this drawing on the back is far more interesting than what was happening on the front.
New canvases on the old stretcher frames: grounds built, drawings begun.
That was January 2nd.
This week, a few finished, perhaps...
finished for now. :)
In March/April 2019, my friend Frances Vettergreen and I will show our work together at the Leighton Art Centre. I'll be making another string drawing installation, with a few further elements to be developed. More excitement!
|Tension : No Tension at Artpoint Upstairs Gallery, 2018|
I have proposed a 5-hour workshop day in conjunction with the exhibition. It is to be an exploration of sensory perceptions together with some fun art-making processes. I've never done a full-day workshop before and am very eager to try it, hoping enough people sign up that it can run.
I will be making a newsletter about this exhibition/workshop and other things, in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
And thank you, as always, for reading my blog. :)