With lots of time on my hands, and trying diligently not to fall back in to a grief and being depressed, I have been hanging out in my art room. This room makes me happy and productive...I've organized the studio, swept the floor and hung a few special pieces that will have to be pried out of my dead hands one day, back up on to the walls, so that I can feel connected to them again. Meanwhile alternating my audio entertainment between NPR's "ask me another", "wait wait don't tell me" and some "netflix".
I dove in to my oils, always a pleasure, and began some work on a couple older pieces. I needed to see if I could revive them. Playing in oils is so addicting....I miss them. I began work on my second lamp project. I am trying my hand at up-cycling on a couple of them and am pretty pleased with their result/progress.
Throughout, I've been working on a pouch project for my one of my girls. She's going out of the country in a few months and hates to carry purses/bags. So, I have come up with a "pouch", made from canvas and large enough to stick the necessities in, to and feed a belt through. A sort of cooler, boho style take on the fanny pack. She is very pleased so I am pleased. I just need to finish some details!
|Piece One...WIP this one needs a lot of work!|
|Piece Two-This one was damaged in by fire, |
After I finish painting the piece I will remove it from the stretcher bars and see try to reframe
this is a delicate project both because of the damage and because of the emotional attachment
|My art desk.|
I found a couple yard sale frames a while back,
but just discovered that one of them fits my first ever mixed media piece
I was very happy and excited about this!
|Close up of lamp project #2|
|Lamp Project #1|
I love it!
Yep, it is as crocked as you see in this photo
I can come up with the ideas, but I can NOT sew
Now, lets see, what is next.....