I am in the studio waiting for some beeswax to melt.
Another day devoted to working on a portrait.
I often can't focus before I leave for the studio.
Left alone, in my head, again.
The long term ideas, the short term experiments, the different audiences
and the commissions. A big jumble.
Where to begin?
Somedays I just wrestle with the luxury of it all.
…Is over. Thank you to all the kind friends who dragged themselves to this annual event. You made my 10 hours of studio sitting much more enjoyable.
My husband often jokes that I am a kook magnet. I noticed some truth to his theory on Saturday. I listened to a man describe his collection of over 100 gargoyles. He strategically arranges the little creatures in his yard in order to keep his ex wife away. Because my studio is littered with hollow plastic animals I think the man felt a kinship. He lingered while I sighed.
A house a few streets away from ours recently underwent a facelift. The plastic stained glass door replaced with a honey colored wood frame. The windows changed from casement to divided light casement. A new entryway pergola waits for droopy foliage to grow on it. Finally the owner painted the house trim a warm red and the body of the house a blue tinted green. House colors are tricky. It all looks nice as a paint swatches on paper but slather the latex onto the siding in the middle of a landscape filled with yellow green leafy trees and you see a different visual.
For the Flatpak we had to pick everything by swatch and then hold our breath as it was installed. For the exterior we slected a nuetral assortment of materials. The main goal driving our choices was to create a maintenance free exterior. Wood was out as were the powdercoat colors that would fade in a few years. We ended up with the barny combination of dark gray Cembonit, silver Galvalume, and patches of warm red and sparkly charcoal powdercoat.
I am getting the urge to change it but for now I will just alter the exterior on my computer.