Archive for April, 2007

Naturaleza, Belleza, Sencillez

Naturaleza, Belleza, Sencillez

Naturaleza, Belleza, Sencillez 17 x 19.5cm
1/2 hr collage a day: pastel and collage on paper

Its been raining so much, I’ve got water on the brain…

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Torn Edges

It occurs to me that for my next series of pieces (based on the story of ‘La Doncella Manca’ in Mujeres que corren con los lobos* by Clarissa Pinkola Estes – see Better late than never) I could really exploit the idea of torn edges as a metaphor for layers and divisions. Read the rest of this entry »

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The diagnosis

Well now you know I wasn’t just skiving!

Can’t Play

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Why can’t an oil paint be more like a pastel?

Chaos

Tendencia al Caos 17 x 19.5cm
1/2 hr collage a day: pastel and collage on paper

Wonder why I can’t feel about paint the way I do about pastel…This is what I want my paint to be like – thick, viscous, expressionful, bold…instead it comes out painstaking and controlled. The scale changes everything… Read the rest of this entry »

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Creativity as a way of life

imaginacion

Creatividad como forma de vida 17 x 19.5cm
1/2 hr collage a day: pastel and collage on paper

I was thinking, as I started today’s collage, how important this little half hour routine has become to me and how such a short time can produce such a great sense of accomplishment. What else could I apply this ‘half hour rule’ to in my life?

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Difficult Equilibrium

Dificil Equilibrio

Difícil Equilibrio 17 x 19.5cm
1/2 hr collage a day: pastel and collage on paper

I have been away from my collage-a-day routine because of illness. I think I was thinking of my health when I chose the phrase that started this piece. My head was hurting and I needed to make something simple.

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Stretching

Stretching

Stretching 17 x 19.5cm
1/2 hr collage a day: glass paint on transparency with collage on paper

Began to feel I needed to work sometimes in a different way to stop myself becoming unstimulated and mechanical so I began this collage by painting gestural marks with glass paints on a transparency and then collaged on top.

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