today, august 20th, 2009 i am starting a blog. why? to share with you what i am excited about. first thing i can think of is wanting to get to the show at milepost 5 in portland. They turned the studios bldg into a huge 3 floor exhibit. i was going to go today but it turns out it will have to be tomorrow. more on this when i get back... so, instead i will post a picture of my most recent piece.. which will be part of the art challenge show in eugene during the eugene celebration. here's the picture.... She is an abandoned mannequin i started in 2006. For whatever reason the moment i saw this lamp and it's lampshade i knew that it was the mannequin's skirt. and so i pulled 'her' out of the shed and began work that day to resurrect her. it has been a month since i brought the lamp home and it feels like she is finally ready for the art challenge show. the process has been identical to my own process of accepting my new, less than perfect version of myself.
I love making art. from mixed media jewelry to small sculptures it is my soul-food. biking and walking are other loves of mine. they clear my brain and body out after hours in the 'imaginary realm'. your comments are most welcome since art (in my humble opinion) is basically a visual conversation.