After watching Exit Through the Giftshop 3 times in 24 hours I have been trying to figure out if he is real or not. And its kind of like who came first the chicken or the egg? And why is Banksy so sexy even though you never see his face?
Okay enough with all the distractions and clutter! I have until December 9th to get my portfolio ready and quality enough to graduate. This has been huge, and playtime is over. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I give so much thanks for all that I have!
I plan to paint these frames, a project I started this summer in July. As always, the procrastinator in me hasn't quite gotten around to it yet. I want to paint them a creamy sand color, with a shabby chic crackled texture. The photos placed in the frames will be of my own photography inspired by the beaches of Maine and the ocean culture of the northeast San Juan Islands. I was fortunate to spend time in both coasts of beautiful America this summer, visiting family I don't see often enough.
The top picture is the bed from the house of Armin Meiwes, the creepy cannibal from Germany who ate his lover. The second picture down is just an inspiration picture that I love, and wish I could find where this is. . . And the bottom is my dress.
Today was a good day. I showed up at my friend's art exhibit, and he is looking to rent some shared studio space. A perfect collaboration! We had talked about this before, because we both inspire each other a lot, and in different ways. And my space is huge! well, 725 square feet if the lease is correct. I have wanted to do something like this because I really feel the need to be around other artists.
On a side note, I can be very generous with my friends with not just materials, but with my free time, and energy. I definitely need to be investing my time, money and energy into funding a lifestyle that is cohesive and simpatico with my own at this moment.
I have been away from the studio for what is about three weeks now. My poor plants were so thirsty, but i make sure I only buy hardy plants for these kinds of purposes, so I hope they can pull through. The air was even more dry, and stale then usual, if that is even possible. Can an industrial fan help? I wonder. I'm sure that being right above a ceramic studio does not help the air quality at all.
That being said, my studio is a huge mess. Boxes and piles everywhere, with what seems to be junk in every corner. Not very good feng shui. The two tables I have hardly seem to be enough. I really need to get in there and give it some good old fashioned elbow grease. I also need a better organizing system for everything. Ahh, well I have only been back from the Northwest for a few days now, still getting back into the routine of things, and being back home. In addition, school starts tomorrow.
I have so many inspirations, but they are like wild animals running around my head that need to be caught, and then tamed, and then domesticated as whole species. There are many wild ideas and creative projects I have in mind. But I need to make sure I reign them in, and have enough patience, persistence, and discipline to follow through.
Feeling inspired by the hot summer air, that stifling, humid, Rhode Island thick summer humid air, I'm surprised I was feeling artistic at all. To tell the truth I am secretly looking forward to fall. I do hope we have an indian summer though. On the wall are some projects I have done for school, part of an exhibition design on the left, and a poster series in the center. On the right are some of my paintings. They were old acrylic paintings that I made 3 years ago. About three months ago I spray painted them black. Sometimes you just need to do that.
These pics were taken May 26, 2010, just when summer began. It started to get hot, but if I had known how hot it really was going to be I would have invested in either an industrial fan or industrial air conditioner. I have not been able to use my studio much this summer because of the unbearable heat. I also found out there is a potter's studio right below me and wonder if there are kilns down there that contribute to the intense heat.
I found the black chaise lounge at Salvation Army for 99 bucks. I always wanted a chaise lounge, but honestly, they are overrated.
The Studio is coming along, slowly but surely. I bought this table, shelving, a chair and a tree today all at Home Depot. I am going to go back and buy another one of each! So far I love my purchases. And the light grey of the utility shelving, table and chairs go good with the grey painted hardwood floor.
I have managed to move in all my boxes, and art, work, and school stuff. I need furniture badly, but since I have already started school and have needed to use my studio I have been working off the floor. Hey it is a little ghetto, but I am just so damn excited to have my studio in the first place it doesn't really bother me to work off the floor.
This is my first art studio. I am so excited to finish moving my stuff in, and to start to furnish the space. This is my project, my baby. I am in the process of setting up my graphic design studio. I plan to paint, draw, sculpt, write, and create. I also plan on having a digital photography studio in the space. The creative possibilities are endless.