Monday, March 30, 2009
untitled (work in progress)
ink on gessoe on board
it is not an easy step for me to make my work bigger , I have all sorts of silly arguments with myself about why I dont need to and how my work suits a smaller scale blahdey blah.. and then someone I trust suggests I go big just to see what happens ,for a challenge etc!
I have been at this new venture all weekend. It takes ages to put grounds down ,four coats etc... and it all seems so labourious BUT ... I liked the change I felt as soon as I saw the difference in scale (up to 120cmx90cm compared with my normal 20cmx20cm)
I think that it will enhance my smaller more obsessively detailed work , so thank you T for pushing me , I feel excited and isn,t that a good thing? I am going to work into the large piece tommorow with some um...... obsessive details and see what happens (rather like doing your hair again when you get back from the hairdressers !) What do you think ?
I had a lovely morning even though it was extremely cold and misty trawling through the monthly carboot sale (what joy),my favourite occupation.
I found lots of little satellites of magic and in particular I like the colours of the following images , there seems to be a gentle balance of colours that are like spring flowers in tone. Reading the text in the girls annual is so uplifting , full of a can do attitude , I mean listen to this ! ....
'standing on the wing of her aircraft ,clutching a strut, Phyl Weir would wonder why she ever took up parachuting ...." but you see SHE DID ,she did try it ,didn.t she?
This tiny book is full of cute girls like spring blossoms...These gals are working the Spring look for 1831. Pink and yellow always does it for me ♡♡
fashions and fashion plates 1800-1900 by James Lavery 1943
cover illustration Marion Mahler
Next up is from a wonderful feature on ...circus girl " Never a dull moment under the Big Top for a circus girl " and it was illustrated by Edward Mortelmans c.1940 ?no date from Girls Annual no.6 (Hulton Press Ltd London)......... it is SO romantically written ,so.ahhhh..........
"..the band started playing as it prepared to march off for a parade through the town....Greta ,the pretty young wife of the musical clown,played a solo from outside her own caravan on the silver trumpet she used nightly in the ring ...."
I LIKE IT ! ❋❋❋❋❋❋❋❋❋
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
I am SO excited , what a gift to be able to sit in a shaft of sunlight thinking about stuff.. cycling in the sun and general sunniness and what it does to you. I am sold ,heres my altar today sporting a springy yellow sprig that I plucked on my way home this morning from a particularly springy walk..oh check out the manic cats on my old sweet tin and my name broach bought I think, whilst on a childhood holiday in Pontins holiday camp.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
guess its just about six more wednesdays in this corner at college ..feels strange, I am physically at the doorway leading into a junkyard ..oopps! I mean into another world, here is what I made yesterday ...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Its fun looking through my old work that I have kept for one reason or another , to see the links with present work and stuff etc.,the funny thing is I was saying similar things to what I am now , but then I wasn,t able to see it.
One thing for sure , going to college does help you to develop a language , to put a frame around what you practice day in and day out. And sometimes....if you are lucky then you start seeing connections and then....its like how the stars form themselves in the sky ( "really ?...".oh yes really " ..hee hee !)