Thursday, July 12, 2007

i'm not sure what to title this, but i was in my art studio for a long time today and got a ton of art work done...nothing finished though....almost








i don't ever dream about being a famous artist (do you?) ......instead, i dream of being a good artist...or a better artist....or in lots of galleries......or of selling my work easily.......BUT....let's just suppose, in twenty years, some art historian....or some contemporary folk art / collage academic art historian was interested in my work....... and was dating my things .....and figuring out my progression and my growth ......TODAY would be a moment in that progression...a new thing...a new element.....a moment on the time line where, in the book that is being written about me, it would say....in early july 2007, elizabeth was going to the happy sumo with her family and arrived much earlier than her friends...rather than blow their minds with her earliness, they are the types to always be first there, she decided to DASH into michael's, dragging along the whole clan (happy sumo is in the same strip mall)...and lo and behold she found a new and fabulous stencil........in mid july, we see the first bold background covered with these five inch letters.....the letters are remarkably similar to the stencils she had been using for years, but to someone truly analyzing the content of her textured, lettered backgrounds, the difference is remarkable......

















so, can you see? i got a new set of stencils (two actually, but i've only used one) ...these letters are quite a bit squatter than my usual...bulkier, thicker, less tall and thin, more substance....really....can't you see that? ......it's important....to me anyway........ so i stenciled the blue green dictionary background i've been working on......i love it.....makes me wish i was an abstract artist, cause this could be art all on its own right now......it is lovely and nuanced and yummy in person.......but, i am a representational artist....that's just who i am....so......i shall continue on the art path.....













that's the ground...can you tell.....i was thinking ocean...but now i'm thinking sky.....i have a fish all planned out....but somehow i'm just not feeling fish.....i'm feeling mona lisa......so, as of today i have houses and moons and stars and mona lisa laid out on the canvas.......we'll see if it actually gets glued down tomorrow......or if i feel fish instead......

oh....ps....i played life again today....i was the artist!! hooray!!! ...even better, my salary was 80k for about half the game......the other half it was 30k, but we won't talk about that......my mean child got to swap salaries with me...the nerve!....another child landed on the BUY artwork for 125k ....that's a LOAD of life money!!! ...all for me.....yippee.....
i LOVE life......

1 comment:

m.Lee said...

Beautiful lettering piece.