07 January 2012
i still make things !!!
really ! i do ! sometimes i feel really secretive. like i can't share what i'm making or thinking about because if i do i might just ruin the magic of it. that indescribable space/thing that happens in the studio. and then other times it feels so necessary to share something. wrapped up in that whole idea that art isn't really complete until there is a viewer to interact with it.
the above piece i couldn't post as it was a special holiday time commission. boyfriend to his girlfriend who i guess spoke about my work to him. how sweet and thoughtful is that? to take note - and then to try and get her a "lisa solomon original" - because she had a print. sigh. could my eyes get a little more watery?
he really responded to the redwork pieces i did for nahcotta gallery awhile back [who currently has an amazing jen judd-mcgee show, so made him a smaller sit with you [which by the way is supposed to be me and the little sitting together ]. the white wisteria in the background is taken from my mom's family crest.
i also made this silly crochet donut pillow from the crochet star japanese craft book. it'd be really fun to make a little family of these.... they are also perfect size for toys or little heads. [cool photo filter via pixlr - via lilie melo]
i'm sort of obsessed with little trees. besides making my own versions i've always been totally in love with vintage bottle brush holiday trees. especially the white slightly glittered ones.
i spied some extra ones at michaels and with holiday sales + coupons i bought them. to make my own versions.
first you soak them in bleach for a few hours. you'll see when all the green is out of them.....
i used martha stewart yellow gold glitter to enhance that champagne-y vintage feel.
i didn't glitterize all of them... i like the mix. they are hanging out in the studio with me. i envision a super way more minimal holiday mantel next year. wonder if i can pull it off.....
happy 2012. any big resolutions? none here. except maybe a real desire - i mean need - to do some yoga again. my arms and neck and hips are a bit upset with me lately. i'm getting old. seriously sometimes i have the hardest time putting my socks on in the morning. if it's first thing and it's cold... i can barely bend over to get it done. so sad. so so so sad.