January so far has been half-full of specific commission work (super exciting stuff that I’ll have to wait and share with you later!), and half-full of creating whatever I’d like for some shows coming up. This is the hardest part; coming up with content – ideas that feel good enough to soil a piece of lovely cream Stonehenge paper (so soft and creamy! I love it so). When I’m stuck for ideas I pore through old sketchbooks to remind myself of things I once thought were interesting. This is always kind of weird because it feels like they’re someone else’s drawings, like hearing your voice recorded and played back to you (do I really sounds like that? In my head my voice is much for confident and butch. Hmm). By mid-march I will be creating new work for two separate month-long Artwalk shows –
Saturday, March 9th 5000 20th Ave NW, Seattle
Thursday, March 14th
4210 SW Oregon St., Seattle
So, I’m trying out some new things, like acrylic on Stonehenge paper in conjunction with pencil and ink. It’s weird – I feel like these drawings are showing up and someone else made them. Not that that’s bad or good, just weird. Thinking of: flowers and lace and blood and weeds, black velvet and portraiture and napping.
Alright! Enough talk about art! Here’s what else is on my mind:
- our new bread machine (thanks, Grandma!!)
- Die Antwoord
- wearing lipstick and perfume and, a bra once in a while – generally acting like a girl
- our space heater, and making makeshift kotatsus
- ID documentaries, specifically Wicked Attractions and Missing
What’s on your mind?