blue wip

19 October, 2013 at 6:42 am (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

WIP. A smaller variation on a previous piece. Mixed media, 8″x8″ on wooden panel.
In the studio are a few pieces I’m having trouble finishing, the biggest one because I’m not sure which way to go with part of the composition, and a few smaller ones like this that just need some final tweaking.

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my heart

1 March, 2010 at 5:16 am (art, blue-eyed crow, life, Uncategorized, work) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Often when I go to compose a post I am tempted to just put an image of whatever piece I am working on without any text, I find writing very difficult. I love reading what other people write though, and admire how skilfully some people blog.

During a conversation there are the constant decisions and adjustments regarding how much of one’s life and thoughts to reveal. Bloggers, without knowing who will be reading, need to somehow maintain a balance between not revealing enough to intrigue a reader, and sharing too much, thus becoming instantly uninteresting.

I first started reading Rima’s blog because I love her lively drawingspaintings, and fabulous clocks with their medieval influence (and this game she made is fantastic), but besides being a talented artist (child of two artists) her talent as a storyteller sharing her adventures helps make her blog so entertaining (and popular).

Making the decision to take time away from her work to share the joyful times of her life is generous, but it must be hard to decide to keep writing at times like now when things are not going well. I admire how strong she is to be open at a vulnerable time.

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texture

15 October, 2009 at 12:24 am (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , , , )

crowopera1a

The warm colour of this recent piece doesn’t appear when I put it on the blog, nor the texture, of course.

I love it when I get to visit art I’ve only seen in reproduction and can finally see the surface and the real colours. Size also has such an impact, whether because a piece dominates the space or because it is small and draws the viewer in, and none of that comes across in a book or on-line.

At this time of night my wish is for more hours in every day, there never seem to be enough daylight hours for anything I do with colour. Plus more hours in the night for composing. And calorie-free chocolates.

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stairway

27 August, 2009 at 9:30 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , )

windowgazecrow2

I have to do some writing about my work and I’m dreading it.  I don’t feel very articulate about what I do, and I don’t have a clear idea of what people want to know about me or my art.  I did brainstorm a list of stuff about the work I’m currently doing, maybe I need a ghost-writer to shape it.  I wonder if people still hire ghost-writers, it seems such an old-fashioned term.

I’m not a writer at heart (I used to say I avoid writing the way I avoid cutting myself with knives, that is, sometimes it happens despite my best efforts), so it has surprised me how much I enjoy publishing a blog, but my posts do tend to be pretty brief.

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yet another sun

16 August, 2009 at 9:36 pm (blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

swoonclr

Revisiting this one, with more colour.  This is not my usual palette and I find it changes the emphasis quite a bit.

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sonnet

15 August, 2009 at 9:09 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , , , )

crowsonneta

Detail of a recent piece.

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toujours venu

14 August, 2009 at 11:16 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , , )

toujoursvenu

That was a long break from posting – I was living in an internet-free area last month, then travel interfered with my productivity (but it was fun!).

I have been meeting the most wonderful people lately, so many artists live here and more migrate to and congregate in this area.  It has been a fantastic privilege to be invited into so many studios, quelle chance!

I am still trying to figure out how to describe these pieces when called upon to talk about them, ‘mixed media’ sounds so vague.

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wing

7 May, 2009 at 1:59 am (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

crypticwing

I happy to find this bit of handwriting to use for this piece, it’s so smooth and dense.  It looks blurry on this post, but the original is quite clear.

Being away from the flotsam & jetsam of my workroom for so long I somehow fell out of the groove of assemblage.  Back to work the other day I was at loose ends, mainly in the mood to rivet, but not inspired by anything right away.   I finally made mini box with a beautiful dark pearl (from a lovely friend) and copper wire, I’ll post a photo later.  I need to get back into creating complications, moving parts, etc.

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sisyutl

19 April, 2009 at 11:19 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , )

sisyutlcrowgrna

This is not finished yet, the 3-headed monster needs to be integrated and I’m not sure how I feel about the absence of writing.

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sky

2 April, 2009 at 6:10 am (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , )

crowmapleletter2shpa

I have guests occupying my workroom for these few weeks, so I am working on digital collages of my photos and ephemera in the meantime.

I meant to open an Etsy store in March, but didn’t get it together in time, I am looking for someone new to do these prints, then I should be set to go.

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