New waves in the studio

As you know I’ve been working on a lot of new things this fall.  It all began with “the wall” but I also ended up experimenting with some new themes in my work.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a fan of maps.  But – I inherited about 40 years worth of magazines that have really great pictures.  My intention is to play around with them, and alter them to see how I can use them in my artwork as another collage material.

I have to admit, sometimes I get distracted.  In fact, when I go to my studio space, I have good intentions of organizing my time wisely, but sometimes I just I have so many ideas running through my head that I wish I could somehow have more hands, more energy, and more time to work on them.

In these past few weeks, though, I’ve started filming my progress on the wall painting.  I actually completed the collage and am working on the writing.  The painting part is still in progress.  I actually ran out of the colors I was using, and I have to re-order them — local stores don’t carry my strange mix of colors.

So here are some current visual updates:

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Before Halloween I was working on finishing the collage.  This shows that I had to finish across the top and along the side.  It was hours of work to complete that part.
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A view from my comfy chair.
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Backyard art experimenting.  I was using a cleaning agent to alter pictures in a magazine. 
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You don’t really know what is going to happen, but sometimes things happen just right.
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Waiting to be painted.  I think the painting part will finish up right after Thanksgiving.
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Collage work finished! — So I had some snacks.
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New experimental mixed media pieces.  What if I used faces, instead of maps?
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Still enjoying the topographical line making on top of the altered images and paint.
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Did I mention I started making my own origami paper?
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First crane in this bunch. Only 999 more to go.

 

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