2/4/11

A day in the life of a distracted, but dedicated, artist...

Dear Diary: I had the brilliant idea if "logging in" what I do with my time, to see where it all goes. Today, I promised myself a whole day of art-making, we'll see what happens...(Pacific Standard Time)

7:45 a.m.  Took kid to Jazz Ensemble practice
8:15 a.m.  Read paper, ate breakfast
8:45 a.m.  Checked email and Facebook
9:33 a.m.  Still wasting time on Facebook
9:35 a.m.  Shower...
10:09 a.m.  turned on encaustic wax and heating elements to LOW
10:10 a.m.  off to license new (used) car for firstborn child, pick up a few groceries
11:17 a.m.  "foiled" attempt to license car, needs emissions test. Just wasted over an hour of my time.

11:34 a.m.  puttering around in studio, cleaning up and making room for another art project. I have 3 that I want to work on at the moment, about the state of being "female"...started one yesterday using encaustic wax on a "found" paper mache female form, using words from an old dictionary that define "femaleness"--some aren't so nice. Great fun to be working in 3D and wax! Picture to come...

12:22 p.m.  glued paper to a gessoboard surface, pulled out sketches from a recent "Ladies OF THE lAKE" piece, hopped onto Facebook (DAMN!)

12:55 p.m.   just off the phone with firstborn, catching up on the art we're currently working on (she's an art student in college)...time for lunch.

1:33 p.m.   lunch is over, "Catcher in the Rye" is such a great read...back to work, the wax is waiting.

In the works: 


2:29 p.m.   fiddling with camera and blog posts...

2:35 p.m.  coating new boards with beeswax, fiddling with assemblage (pictured above)

4:15 p.m.   picked up second born at bus stop

4:35 p.m.   feeling exhausted, off to score a movie at Blockbuster, then back to the "wax" for a bit...

5:53 p.m.   laid down a few layers f wax on a 24" board...unplugged for the day.

6 comments:

  1. looking good...love the circle of words...
    amy

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  2. love where you are going with this.
    the iconic women...repeat circles...words...wax.

    (i have never made the plunge to face book)

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  3. I see that you're participating in the Oaxaca Childrens' Shrine Auction this year - so happy to have you on board. Your work is awesome!

    I can so relate to your plans of doing art all day...but then the reality is more like three hours worth! Very amusing...and too often true!

    We have almost a foot of new snow on the ground this morning...if that doesn't keep me inside "working," I don't know what will!
    I wonder...does blogging count???

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  4. Dawn--I do think blogging counts, as long as it's a limited amount of time, to be "matched" by at least as much art-making!

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  5. Thanks for your comments, Rebecca and Amy!

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  6. Wonderful
    work
    thank you for sharing

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