Archive for October, 2010
Serenity is an interesting subject. When I look at my artwork and around my studio, I do not see serenity. Yet the acts of making the art and puttering around my studio give me serenity.
I just looked up the word serenity. The words used were calm, tranquil, peaceful also used were composed, collected, placid…The first set of words works for me, but what I really think when I think serenity, is centered or poised. In this watercolor of the high desert, the entire landscape is poised, waiting for the incoming storm front. This is how I see serenity, standing calmly in the face of any storm.
If you have known me for any length of time, you know I love, love, LOVE decorative tapes. Imagine the ecstasy of learning how to make my own! I took a class with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer in late August. A small part of that class was making our own tape in a nervous, sort of rushed way.
I’ve been up to my ears in Art Camp for Women since I returned from that August set of classes and haven’t had a moment, with all the requisite components, to play with the technique. One afternoon at Camp, I had everyone tucked into their respective places and was looking forward to 2 – 3 unscheduled hours! And there was a small, superfluous craft sheet lying there just begging to be used…