Sunday, January 13, 2008
Yesterday was a write-off as far as actually creating anything went. The humidity is really 'baking' everyday and can be a bit draining. There were chores to be done. Then Master Redhead and I managed a swim - with me trying to explain frog legs. BUT the kids both went on sleepovers and we went out. Amazing. It felt so weird that when we went to order a drink and food I found myself asking for advice and explaining that we haven't been out for a while. (Altho it is months, not years and I don't think we look like aliens). After dinner we saw "Into the Wild" Sean Penn's movie. It was just the thing. Nature, philosophy, soul searching - a truly remarkable story - a must see.
Oh - so then I struggled with wanting to go to an art market this morning - but thought then I'll come home all inspired and have no time... dilemma! So I went to the 'shed' instead. I seem to end up working in quite a small desk space. I find it very therapeutic to begin with painting/making backgrounds or printing simple shapes. It makes me feel like an animal sniffing and marking out my territory. I found myself messing around with cat shapes. I cut out this from a sheet of thin foam. Coated it with PVA glue (to make it non stick + slightly water resistant). Then I rolled on the ink. Later after 14 aisles of supermarket I scanned it in and ended up here: