drawing a day ~ week 41


drawing a day ~ week 41 Originally uploaded by dressform.

a day late... oops. after teaching yesterday i went to a lovely dinner for a former professor for her birthday. we dined at a large table while a diebenkorn painting watched over us. as i sat eating the most amazing food [bread pudding w/ black currents for dessert!] i couldn't help but love that fact that in this world [at that table] words and thoughts were currency worth more than gold. everything can be viewed through an academic lens... i was surrounded by artists [a half japanese dancer!], historians, authors [books on hell and courtesans and feminist scientific philosophies]. although personally i can't bolster that type of thought and conversation for days on end [the intensity!]- for one lovely evening it felt enchanting.

i was also enchated by a visit with my family this weekend. more intense thoughts and conversations there.... i will speak more on this another day as i think i am still processing.

so above are the drawings for last week. they seem very sparce. i mean i know all my drawings have a tendency to be sparce, but.... i wonder if it's partially due to the lack of intensity of that color....

one polaroid:
blueskies

and a bit of news:
figurines - large size

i have updated my website . finally. there are some new images in the portfolio section and i dug out the above figurines in my studio. they are now in the shop section. i'm also thinking about making dye sublimation prints of the some polaroids in limited edition. but i'm not sure about that yet. just thinking.....

i will try to post regularly, but i am beginning to feel the strain of all the things on my plate... so if i am a bit absent here, or on flickr, or on your blog i hope you forgive me.... i do have some mail goods to show off... soon.... happy tuesday!

Comments

alyssa said…
I really like today's entry. I think the sculptures that you made in the last photo are wonderful. Are they made out of wax or plaster?
Alison said…
The figurines are beautiful - they look great as a series.

I have an idea - what about a superhero series? I'll make the capes.....
shash said…
hi lisa. lovely sculptures!
M said…
If you do decide on some limited edition polaroid prints.I'll be first in line ...please do this..please,ok I'll stop begging.
bugheart said…
the figurines
are wonderful!
i just sent you
an inquiry
about them...
i also would
love
a polaroid print...
so inspiring!
don't worry
about being
sparse on
the posting-
it's lovely
to hear
from you
when you
have time...
xo
Shari said…
hi lisa,
i agree! love your figurines..especially the one with the dressform! i, too, am interested in a polaroid print and i just adore the sky polaroid. perfection my dear! wishing you a wonderful wednesday! xo shari
simple me said…
Oh! I'm loving your polaroids. I cannot exactly point out why I feel so attracted to polaroid pics. Is it because it takes me back to the 70s and my childhood days? Is it the colours? ...
bjs
paula
mati rose said…
i wish i were a fly on the wall at that dinner! i love your figurines & polaroid today. very inspiring!
poppy said…
loving the idea of of dye sublimation - (have no idea what it is - but sounds exciting!). and the ceramic figurines are amazing! happy busy!
wendy said…
I love the drawing where it feels like they are trailing off, maybe the ends of some strands of light...really beautiful.
your figures are FANTASTIC. love them!
take a little breather...you have that crazy long class and a couple of shows to get ready for! I am sure everyone will forgive to time to create!
vegasandvenice said…
Lovely Lisa I wish I could help to support you durring this strain, i understand and I will look forward to your state of increased visibility!

Your evening sounds wonderful!
Abigail said…
Love, loving your drawings, dressforms, and polaroids...sheesh, with all that amazingness being produced on top of eveything else, no wonder you need some time off!! ;)

Rest up...take a bit of time, you deserve it! {And you will still be there on the Christmas card list!!...hehe!}
hugs, xox
Karen said…
Hi Lisa!

I agree with Abigail...You've been so busy so you take a break whenever you want! Sending you relaxing thought...

xokaren
briana said…
Please do go forward with the dye sublimation prints - but when you have time. And I'm with you in totaly solidarity of the overwhelming plate - trying not to let it affect my mood and power on, but...
risa said…
i want a print!
gracia said…
Enchanting new crop of drawings this week. You can almost hear the sound of the needle pushing through the paper.

Enjoy letting all those thoughts percolate over the weekend... cheers, grache
lisa s said…
hi alyssa... welcome!~ thanks so much for your kind words.... the figurines are ceramic covered with wax

alison.... thank you! you know i've been thinking about a superhero series... you've read my mind ;)

thanks shash!

thanks for the encouragement mylissa... it is definitely in the works now....

gwen.... thank you thank you thank you!!!! :D

shari.... ditto the above!

paula... i think polaroids defintely have a different feel... a sense of nostalgia - plus they distort just enough to really make something interesting.

mati - you would have loved the dinner! thanks for the kind words!

poppy - it's a more archival and sound way of printing - 4 color process using dye inks instead of ink jets :)

hi wendy... thank you. you said exactly what i wanted/needed to hear!

christine... can you teleport over here????

abigail... thank you for keeping me on your x-mas card list - i'd be so sad if that weren't the case :) xoxo

thanks karen!!! you are such a doll...

briana... i'm sending you thoughts... it's funny that we are in similar places [although i'm not in the least surprised]

thanks risa!! i will try to make that happen!!

hi gracia... you are so so lovely to say that!! i love that - the sound of the pin.... excellent!
vegasandvenice said…
Lisa darling,

I am working on it, I keep yelling "Beam me up Scottie!" For some reason though nothing seems to happens besides a scratchy throat! Hmmph!
Annika Sandin said…
Oh I love these sculptures.

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