Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Morning collage sketch

 Yes I'm still stuck on this exercise or image of the rocks and lines...Yes that's what I'll call it Rocks and Lines...and well I decided to see what would happen if I moved out of the square shape I stated with in the sketch book and pushed it to the Vertical shape... Had a magazine page with lots of black and a bit of gray at the time and started folding the paper to create the lines. Then another add had some kind of sweater add on it and I started to cut out rocks shapes. And then the rest just started to evolve.

Here I turn it up side down from the way I created and well I like this angle too.  Not sure what to make of it but seems I'm hanging on to it and really starting to get to know this composition. My question to you would you do this, as of keep doing the same thing over and over...the composition and see where it would take you?   I know I get bored pretty quick like so why I'm stuck on this I don't know.

So far each one of my collage sketches I'm liking so that's good...not sure if they would manifest themselves nicely to a larger format but one never knows.

Off to cut the lawn and add a varnish coat on my big piece today and maybe collage more journal covers...as I sold three journals so far and I didn't even have them out for the studio exhibit yet...so need to buy more paper for the signatures...busy day a head.

With this humidity  and heat....I"m having some side affects not feeling all to well....hope I'm not getting sick and it's just the hormone adjusting again...didn't think I would be happy to say that but being sick is my least favorite thing to be. 


  1. My answer to your question is, "what do YOU want to do?" You already answered your own question too. You want to KEEP pushing it. ""What really counts in making art, is the actual fit between the contents of your head and the qualities of your materials. The knowledge that you need to make that fit comes from noticing what really happens as you work - the way the materials respond, and the way that response ( and resistance ) suggest new ideas to you." -Art & fear
    Is this quote not THE SHIT? This Laura, is what you and I know, and what we TRY to teach others.
    Our materials are, in fact, one of the few elements of art making we can reasonably hope to control.
    Everything we do is flavored with uncertainty. I think it keeps us real. It keeps us aware and open and vulnerable and grateful.
    "Art happens BETWEEN you and something - a subject, an idea, a technique - and both you and that something need to be free to move...Simply put, making art is chancy - it doesn't mix well with predictability. Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all-pervasive companion to your desire to make art. And tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding."

  2. Oh this is what I love to discuss....all the good art drama of the process, creativity and how we try to express,connect and understand... The Shit for sure babe...Love ya~

    Love the words....can't ever get them out like you do but I sure do know what your talking about while I'm doing the art, pure intimacy with all it's between stuff...And might I add Yes to the "tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding" Such good life circling stuff...


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