Here are the next two pages. There are two more layouts to go and it will be finished. I rarely finish these kind of projects as I tend to become distracted by some new idea for a painting. I am trying to teach myself to focus more when I am working on a project instead of always looking around for the next thing! I think I will begin work next on the collage using the parts from the bundle “Disintegration Manifestation.” I think there was something about an August deadline?
“Sleep, old book ,blue jeans, kiss you”
“Long week after old she being cake”
I have been working on a little ‘artist’s book’ since my daughter and grandson left. I was walking around the house staring at space when I found myself in front of the refrigerator ( door closed) staring at the magnetic “poetry” left by friends and family over the last year or so, probably more like last three years because I hate to destroy these strange little leavings. Anyway, I got this idea of using the refrigerator poetry in an artist’s book. It’s been a great project and I still have three more double pages to complete. I decided to use a little brown paper blank journal that I had scribbled in over the years and torn out many of the pages. I used oil pastels, soft pastels, pencil, a lot of ephemera collaged onto the pages, old photographs, and other little items. Techniques included alcohol gel transfers, and just plain old cut and paste. This is the first time I’ve done something like this and I learned a lot, and hope I will produce a more refined product next time around! I think the magnetic poetry really added something to the pages. I found it interesting that many of the “poetic” thoughts had to do with time, and so I tried to add that element to the pages.
“Happiness is sleep – listen random time”
“Rainbow dream nap not peace?
“Hour-ly surprise magic”
“Because in no time…”
“Fling, drive, dream, smile, and wait!”
“Moon window night comes quiet-ly home”
“Silver-ed words saved in a jar – carried by me to the sea” –
“Vanish through morning sky see her wave”
“By Saturday we are jelly donuts”
They’ve gone home and the house is oh so quiet.
Liz and Cabrin, with Cookie looking on –
Cookie trying out the bouncy seat – she thought the baby was a great joy and often tried to share her toys with himm which he didn’t mind at all – but we did!
The house is quiet now, and I should be putting things away, and doing laundry, and picking up stray toys to send on – but I don’t seem to have much interest in this quiet house just now.
Very, very, quiet – time to go back to the studio and get to work with all this quiet, I suppose!
Perfect weather. We are spending days strolling by the river, sitting in the park, and doing all manner of other things related to baby love! Going to Portland in a few days to visit the “Aunties.” It is exhausting, but the best of times. I am seriously missing studio time – but thinking a lot about future projects. My grandson loves to stare at my larger paintings – as if he is trying to make some sense of it – I think he is an artist already!