Thursday, November 19, 2009
It's A Marshmallow World Full Of Sweethearts
Good morning Thursday. I've been hustlin and bustlin over here, getting some new work finished and creating the story and overall theme/feel for the show in June. I have about 6 months to complete it, and what I've done so far has made my hair stand on end. I'm in love. But in the interest of keepin it all top-secret, I'm only going to leak tiny bits and shadows of some of the pieces.
I would say I'm in the second stage of creating this series of work. Stage one is all in my mind, lurking about, (thinking), watching movies, (thinking), reading books, (thinking), making notes, collecting and hoarding images and thoughts to build off of. That happens for as long as I can keep it in ~ until I'm about ready to burst. Second stage is now, starting actual work and feeling out the story vs. images. It really feels like a bunch of WILD HORSES spread across the land and I'm trying to reign em in. Also I have to keep in mind all the things I've learned along the way, things I want to strive for, new challenges and meanings. It sounds like struggling work ~ and it is, but it's the love of my life.
And things like this help. Somehow. They make me want to make little kid "surprise!" faces and laugh, which is never not good. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes.
And breaks are so good too, they make me wind up! Here's my secret break from painting in hopes of making you something for the Christmas Giveaway! Weeet! This is a little early, but I'll start shedding details next week. The process of winning will begin for everyone the Monday after Thanksgiving. More info to be announced so come on back!!
Everyone ready for Happy Holidays? I would love to hear about your Thanksgiving plans! I have MUCH too MUCH to be thankful for - and I AM, but Thanksgiving isn't my favoritest holiday ever. I will say I'm thankful for you all though. For coming and peeking at my random art-girlishness. There's a lot I wouldn't be doing if it weren't for you guys. (*gleam!*) So tell me...what're you doing?