14 October 2005

tsk tasking


Hung Liu Originally uploaded by dressform.

i'm taking a quick break... i'm in the studio... i'm on track... i have a goal... prep all these frames so that in a couple of weeks i can drop some work off to someone - YAY! not sold yet, but hopefully to be so.... maybe off to an art fair... in florida - maybe not?? who knows - but i'm happy to a place for things to go go go....

i have already suffered a paper cut and a cut from glass - but i don't even care... it just feel so good to be in here... i even finished 2 paintings yesterday - after weeks of neglect...

of course i'll have to make up time over the weekend... stacks of grading - oh right those websites.... but whatever! i'm here, the dogs are here, no one else is here.... [is this like a 180 from the last post or what?!?!]

the above is an image of Hung Liu's who is having a show at the rena bransten gallery this month. hung was a teacher of mine in grad school - she has a dynamic overflowing personality and her paintings are often large [think over 6 feet tall].... they often deal with her heritage as a chinese woman growing up with communism.... in person the texture is overwhelming.... if you at all love paint you love these. just for the paint quality alone. her opening was last night - it was fun to see her and other old grad school friends.... from whom i rushed off to participate in our monthly group crit thing.... it was amanda's turn. her new work is just so stunning... it made me breathless... she's using mylar for a series of drawins which instantly made me realize i need to look into materials to make larger doily drawings. oh yes i do.... can i just say how envigorating and supportive and fun it is to be in this crit group? super sharp women [and one lovely man] all coming together to pool resources, offer support, make suggestions... a piece amanda was struggling with changed before our eyes as we joined 4 separate things into one on the floor... it was magical!

break over....but before i go.... rori sent this link.... go drool at felt lovliness!!

6 comments:

wendy said...

Yeah for studio time. I love it. To be alone with the dogs in the studio sounds amazing. I am VERY glad you took some time for yourself.
I can't wait to see what bubbles up.

Pat said...

Even if it means more work on the weekend you were sorely in need of some time to restore your creative juices via studio time, contact with peers, and an opening where you got to see former teachers and others. Way to go girl!!

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled to hear you're in the studio! Definitely excited about larger doily drawings,too...and that scarf is to die for.

--Lisa (eots)

ladylinoleum said...

Hey girlie, your post is totally filling me with creative energy...very cool!

If ya want a chicken hat, I'm cool with that. Email me at ladylinoleum at hotmail dot com.

andrea said...

wow, hung liu's work is AMAZING. I cannot even imagine how stunning they are in person...

your crit group sounds fantastic... isn't it just so great to have that community? looking for something in the vein of that here in atlanta but have yet to find it (I know they're out there).

oh, and that felt scarf is of utmost lovliness.

joy madison said...

that felt is frigging amazing!!!!!!!