Friday, November 29, 2013

Collage Exercise

This is my one and only collage from years ago. The exercise instructed you to get a stack of magazines...set a timer for twenty minutes and start tearing from the magazines pictures of the things you liked. The next step was to take a page from the newspaper (they were larger then) and cut and paste your pictures to make your collage. I still like this collage and I think it says a lot about me.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Daily Rituals

I am reading Daily Rituals..How Artists Work  by Mason Currey. It is an interesting read. A page or two or maybe less written about some famous people and the rituals they keep or kept in order to produce their paintings, music, books etc.
I need rituals ! 

Saw this sheep at today and just felt an irresistible need to grab a pencil and do a quick sketch. Jon Katz is the author of many books about dogs, sheep, the farm and human and animal relationships. I have read several of his books and recommend them for anyone that loves animals.

This sheet of sketches was done at the breakfast table while leafing through the ads in a sales circular from the local Peebles store. Women and children's clothing, shoes and  home decor were featured.

Many faces just fall off the tip of the pen or pencil when I am scribbling.

And I need to establish rituals to make this happen every day, not just occasionally.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Out of Place

This small boat is not at WeedyAcresHome. I saw it yesterday while in town. Most of the boats seen in these parts are 'john boats and bass boats' used for fishing. Of course Kentucky is a land of many lakes and there is usually a nice lake not too far away with pontoons, pleasure boats and house boats. This marvelous little boat does not look like a Kentuckian and I wonder what stories it could tell. And gosh ! I wish it were mine.