I finally got around to sending out a newsletter. You know, the newsletter I say I’ll send to you twice a month but haven’t sent since sometime in June. Yeah, that one. And, even though I’m embarrased that it’s been so long, I’m a bit proud to have gotten that much done! Right now my world consists of cramming my belongings and art life into boxes. Moving day is approaching FAST. I’ll be so happy to be done with packing, unpacking and arranging. I’ll be even happier when I get my new studio space set up but that’s going to be a while. In the meantime I am getting a bit of art finished in and around the moving confusion.
I’ve been working on these panels with trees on them…first a small “sample” piece (above) to see how I liked it and now several larger (1×4 foot) ones. All the backgrounds were spray painted with a mix of colors, then the branches were laid in using old dictonary pages. Some ink, charcoal and pencil finished it off.
Their finish vs. moving day happening first? It’s anyone’s guess! I’ve moved them to the living room hoping that as I sit on the couch, exhausted from packing, I’ll pick them up and work on them. It hasn’t happened yet but I can still hope, right?
I have a feeling that as much as I enjoy making art with trees in it, once we move I’ll be even more inspired. This is a peek at part of our new property – it has several acres of beautiful rolling wooded terrain like this.
As I look at it I’m reminded why it will be worth all this upheaval and effort! Not a subdivision in sight.
Next time I post it’ll be from my new home, we start moving things in there in less than a week. Until that time, love & peace to you!