23 May 2012

continue // making


i painted some beads using acrylic ink - swirling them around and then drying them on bamboo skewers. i made a bunch of colors, but these CMYK ones really appealed to the geek printer/designer in me. also the little wanted a necklace and i thought these would be rugged. 2 for me. 1 for her.



had a 3 year old birthday to attend. they said no gifts, but the birthday boy loves animals so i thought i'd make a doggie out of some modify/d cashmere scraps.


there were balloons.

here's the dog all put together. i thought about how i wouldn't give this to a one year old. with the buttons. but 3? should be safe. 

been thinking a lot about the passage of time. what is familiar. what we desire. how that shifts over said time. how we place ourselves. what makes someplace or someone "home". how often it seems the grass is greener someplace, but really we are standing on our own patch of green if we bothered to look down. how passion sometimes usurps intelligence. how there can be more than one "right" answer. i think this has a lot to do with  the newlyweds book i'm reading. 

and also that i'm just in this inbetween space too. trying to tackle practical things like find the little a dentist [that takes our insurance] and find a housepainter... but also still MAKE. because it's often about momentum. things in motion stay in motion. but there is a pause. the do i continue on the path i was on or shift gears and try something utterly and completely new. or some inbetween mix. [usually what i do]. 



this image doesn't do it justice - but i did like these color prints by anna gray and ryan wilson paulsen that i saw at artpad. they read a book and any time a color is mentioned they figure out the percentage and chart it. of course i like this... there are some better images on their gallery website. like this one. but i liked utopia so much - for that one strip of rainbow color... of course now i think i should read utopia....

7 comments:

Heather said...

How are you liking that book? I take it as a good sign that it has you thinking about all kinds of things!

kathrynclark said...

Ah time, a luxury. I am always wishing there was a way to incorporate my day to day life into my art. It's these two paths that run parallel that always seem to collide, fold laundry or sew? Sew always wins. I think I might have a plan to co-mingle them though ...

Anonymous said...

I bet the little loved the necklace.

The boy must have loved the dog. The ears give it a nice touch...excuse the pun!

Looking forward to seeing what you produce next.....

elissa said...

the cmyk beads are awesome. hope you have a great weekend!

Gracia said...

Yes, I like how you talk about things staying in motion if kept in motion. And I like your CMYK delights too, naturally.

xo

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Your thoughts fueled by The Newlyweds have me wanting to read the book. What a sweet little cashmere dog! And the virus in your latest post, yes, it does resemble a doily. Crafty virus, making itself so appealing...

louise said...

Hey there Lisa, I'm with you on the CMYK delight and really love the rotavirus work in above post. Fantastic stuff. xolj