Monday, August 31, 2015

Artist Date

For my weekly artist date today, I visited the library to look at their collection of pop up books. It was so much fun to feel like a kid.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Artist's Way to god, god, and more god

My fellow artists in my Artist's Way group know how much I despise all of the mentions of god in Julia Cameron's book. So one of them, sent me a particularly annoying quote so I then created this response and Photoshopped pictures.

"Praise be...I am merely a vessel–a holy tool. I am nothing. Hallelujah! Now, let us pray."

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Art Studio Work

I spent a short amount of time today in my studio finishing my armature for one of the projects I am working on.

Artist Way Meeting: Week Three

Week 3: Recovering a Sense of Power

This chapter had some very powerful sections including one on Anger, but I especially found the section on Shame intense. I wrote a lot about growing up in a small town and feeling different that everyone, which resulted in me hiding my true self. My true self is creative, so in some ways, living there was killing my creativity. I missed one day on my morning pages and completed my artist date. I also wrote about some of the exercises such as listing five people I admire and the traits they possess that I can cultivate in myself.

Finally, there was a couple of sections, one which was entitled Synchronicity that I found outright insulting because of the author's statements about God. It lacked critical thinking skills and was filled with naivety.

My morning pages

Missed: 1 day
Written in AM: 3 days
Written in afternoon: 4 days
Written late night: 5 days

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Collage Day

Another day of collaging with six artists. There was some great things being created.

My work that is almost finished

My work in progress

Nikki's work in progress

Nikki's finished piece

Nikki's finished piece
Ken's finished piece

Ken's finished piece

Airy's work in progress

Mark's finished work of found objects

Stephen in progress

Stephen's work

Friday, August 14, 2015

Working in My Art Studio

Today I spent a long time working in my art studio. I started by organizing fasteners and then straight and safety pins.

Afterwards, I completed a head armature with more covered wire and then with black lace. It will get covered with broken mirror shards, but I still like to make my understructures look nice.

First attempt at organizing

Head armature covered with cheap black lace

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Creativity Explored Attended

Tonight I went to the opening at Creativity Explored. It was an exceptional show.

Shu Hung Kee

Pancho Cruz

Pancho Cruz

Pancho Cruz

Pancho Cruz

Pancho Cruz

Pancho Cruz

Pancho Cruz

Vanessa Ruffin

Vanessa Ruffin

Pancho Cruz

Peter Cordova

Anthony Gomez

José Nünez