The lovely Lis of Dandelion Seeds and Dreams left me a comment this week that cracked me up: "I want you to provide us with your daily schedule ... how do you do so much?! I envision this ginormous space filled with all of your art supplies and you swooping around creating in a wonderful dance of energy and color."
Now my space sure isn't ginormous - it's cozy and cluttered and has very little room for swooping or dancing. But in my MIND???? All swooping, all the time.
So how do I manage to make so much art in spite of being a mom/wife/daughter who works full-time and has a reasonably clean house (or at least a house that wouldn't land me on one of those scary reality TV shows)? Here's my secret:
I'm a spaz.
No, really. I do everything reallyreallyfast. I walk so fast that the sensors on the automatic doors at Target don't recognize me and I nearly crash into the glass.
I also talk fast, type fast, cook fast, eat fast, read fast, clean fast, and (it should go without saying by now) paint fast.
SO, while I didn't even come close to accomplishing everything on my art "to-do" list, here's what I managed to do:
- finish all my postcards for iHanna's post card swap
- eat more cheese
- draw on 3 pages in the traveling sketchbook
- make the backgrounds for dozens more postcards (while I was in postcard mode)
- work on lesson 4 of my composition class
This lesson was about working with a loose grid formation.
Here's all my crazy collage-y goodness from today:
The one below doesn't seem to have enough going on:
But this one has TOO much:
This next one is so busy I think it was pulsating when I took the picture:
I prefer the monochromatic ones:
Oh yeah - I also went to my mom's house to use her sewing machine to put stitching on some postcards and while I was there I finally patched my jeans with this crazy faux-batik fabric I made with elmer's gel glue and acrylic craft paint:
Here's my rudimentary sewing skills in action:
These jeans are so old and stretched out they are know around the house as the Legend of Baggy Pants. There was no way I was going to win Amy's contest with these jeans, so I decided not to step up as Cameron's stunt double.
So there you have it. My weekend wrap-up.