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:
2:35 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.