State of the Studio Address

So my art day is lovely; quiet and peaceful.  I’m multi-tasking.  I have three different projects going at once.  They are all assemblages using Sculpey, paint, paper, wire, wood, and lusciously smooth oil pastels.  One thing is for certain though; finding what I need next would be much easier for me if my sun porch studio were a bit more…say organized?

Can you find the potholder, the toaster oven, the bag of wool roving?

 

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Ode to a Laptop

So a few you know that my internet connection is a bit, shall we say “wonky?”  Well I’m afraid now that my dear laptop is on it’s last legs.  The other day I noticed a problem and said to Jason, “The wi-fi detector thingy isn’t working.  It’s broken!”  Well, he stayed up all hours of night doing all sorts of things to it and he fixed the problem- my hero!  He told me what was wrong, using big words like “drivers”…”install”…”back-up”..and “don’t postpone updates.”  I pretended to be interested and said “Thank you very much!”

Everything seemed fine until the same problem happened again.  And again dear Jason (my hero) stayed up all hours of the night fixing it.  More big words were used to explain the problem, but basically the fix is only temporary and the diagnosis is grim, it’s just a matter of time.

I’m off to attack another week of laundry, dishes, classroom volunteering, soccer practice, a preschool Open House, teaching a bracelet workshop, homework helping, and making dinners.  It’s all good though because tomorrow is Wednesday, and that is the day that I have 5 hours and 41 minutes all in a row, all to myself.  It makes me drool and then shudder just thinking about it:  TOMORROW IS AN ART DAY.

 

 

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Altered Saturation

The piece entitled “Ragged Hill” was sold last last night, however here I’ve greatly increased the saturation, what fun to play around with photo editing software!  The hill is made from a piece of fiberglass found at the beach.  I primed and painted it.  Between coats I would use a heat gun to speed up the drying process and boy did it stink to high heaven (like a warmed up deep sea trawler).  All part of the process…

Ragged Hill

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Brunswick 10 x 10

The Brunswick 10 x 10 sold 85 pieces tonight.  Both venues were packed when I arrived at 6:30.  What a great outcome!

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Black Frame Sale

Sophie, Jason, my grandmother and I attended the Brunswick 10 x 10 Preview tonight.  What an amazing show!  There are over 300 works of framed, ready-to-hang art.

Helping out behind the scenes led me to appreciate the unbelievable amount of work that goes into this one night event.  A core group of dedicated ladies work their fannies off to make it all possible. 

Check out the link to learn more or just visit tomorrow for the sale from 5 to 8pm at Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  (There will be some awesome food and beverage too!)

http://10x10brunswick.org/

 

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