Friday, July 31, 2015

Figure Drawing Session Attended

The model tonight was Inky and I always love drawing her, especially on her short poses which tend to be more dynamic.

This is my favorite.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Studio Visit

After my Artist Way meeting, I headed to my art studio where I cleaned and disassembled a few old art pieces, so as to recycle some of the components.

I also reworked my armature for a hanging sculpture. I haven't even started fabricating the structure, but I'm nervous about it looking too literally like a figure. I must remember working with Heather and how we took something that was very figurative and abstracted it with layers and layers.

I wasn't in the studio long, but it was good to spend time there.

Artist Way Meeting: Week One

Week One: Recovering a Sense of Safety 

After reading the introduction on my own, I then delved into the chapter. As an exercise, I began to become aware of my blurts, which are negative beliefs that suddenly pop up. I then replace them with affirmations to challenge the original thoughts.

I completed several of the exercises and also started my morning pages. I wrote them every day.

It was interesting to notice the differences with each of the other three artists and how our needs are different. I'm excited to work through the 12 week program again. I've already strongly asserted my atheists beliefs and have stated my displeasure with the heavy emphasis of "spiritual" and "God" in the text.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Artist Date

Today I planned three things for a personal artist date. The first was to visit the Odd Fellows Building and take a couple pictures of the facade.

The second planned things was a visit to the Wendi Norris Gallery for the Science and Surrealism show.

Victor Brauner
Indicateur de l'espace, c. 1934 (detail)

Victor Brauner
Indicateur de l'espace, c. 1934 (detail)

Star Travel, 1938

Black Mirror, 1947

Black Mirror, 1947 (detail)

Last, I visited the library to peruse the art magazines.

Norman Mooney

Michaƫl Borremans

David Altmejd

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Photoshoot Location Scouting

Today I joined my photographer friend John to visit a possible photoshoot location. I shot some footage and pictures there many years ago. When we got there, the pond was completely dried up, but here are a couple of photos for research.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Artist Way Meeting: Introduction

Today I met with three artists to discuss the logistics and details of meetings to work through the book The Artist Way by Julia Cameron. Being a Humanist, I have issues with philosophies centered around God and spirituality, but there are some great psychological exercises that are really helpful. This will mark the third time I have worked through the book. I look forward to this new adventure.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

More Cleaning in the Art Studio

I met with my landlord to help him move out some very large things from the studio. Afterwards, I straightened and sorted a few things, but did not push myself tirelessly. There is still much to do, but at least I have boxes labeled so that I know where things are located. Now I just need to begin to further sort and discard things by each box. I also need to sort through all of the house paints and get rid of a lot of them.

Photo-A-Week Challenge #6: Tiny

Week #6: Tiny


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Photoshoot Day in Petaluma

Today I acted as a Creative Director for a photographer with a photoshoot on a beautiful old farm. Afterwards, I took a few photos of a few desiccated animals in the barn.

Photo-A-Week Challenge #5: Hot

Week #5: Hot

Friday, July 3, 2015

Cleaning the Art Studio

Spent another day in the studio cleaning and sorting. I managed to throw away a few things, but I mostly consolidated items, vacuumed, and rearranged things. I swept up a lot of rat poop...and I mean A LOT! My landlord told me he has caught 5 so far.

I also re-goldleafed some picture molding for an installation that I'm showing in a couple of weeks.