In the grand blogging tradition of What I Ate For Dinner-
not shown here is the brownie I ate in the kitchen waiting for it all to cook and the beer I'm having in a bit. All things in moderation, even veg.
This. Roasted quash with lime/chili sauce and cooked chard. Considering my greatest culinary accomplishment this week prior to this meal was a sub-par grilled cheese, I felt pretty good about it.
Oh wait, you wanted art things from an artblog? Oh fine.
Spent the evening painting, working on ‘homework’ for the Wex’s docent class and just generally gorging my brain on art*.
From the sketchbook:
I’m becoming more and more aware of the importance of ritual in the work I’ve been doing lately. It seems like every step of the mart-making process has to have some sort of meaning or reason behind it. The drawing/performance piece is pretty much the epitome of this.
I’d like to, as an experiment/exercise, try to make some thing(s) that are as random/spontaneous as possible.
(add to this swirling about my brain-soup those tiny, awesome little water colors by that artist, whose name I’ve of course forgotten, in ‘Herb and Dorothy.’)
So—I decided to finally use (read; destroy) that beautiful sketchbook Aunt B got me to do some inconsequential watercolors.
Only- in preparing to do so, I’ve somehow managed to turn this into its own ritualized process (regimented paper size, length of time, etc).
I can’t win.
*and chasing my cat around the house in an ever escalating, cut-throat game of ‘gotcha’ but that’s nothing new.
Finally had both time and funds to get a few rolls of film I took this summer developed. Most of it is from the Goodwill Project and will be put up later. The rest though are from my ongoing fascination with really cheap film and a fairly decent camera. And also my cat.
I’ve spared you the failed experiments, but a few that didn’t turn out too bad made it into the Image section, along with a finished (for now…?) drawing I previewed a few days back.
Soon to come;
-a much needed overhaul of the cluttered debris that is Image
-the first of many interviews with emerging People Who Do Neat Things.
-drawings featuring blood and guts and embroidery
-more swashbuckling tales of art and intrigue in the C-bus.
In two weeks I can add another state to my slow but steady Midwest Domination. Unfortunately, as my teleportation powers have yet to manifest, this means I’ve got to pack and move. Updates will be few until then as my days will be simultaneously busy and boring.*
On the plus side, I have the makings and plans for a pretty serious box fort.**
*Weep not, for I know this causes you all much pain…
Many new things to update, especially in regards to my current Goodwill project. However, it’s also finals week, and my brain’s currently a bit melted.
…So you get this instead!
Georges would like to take this chance to wish you a Meow-y Christmas.