Thursday, May 28, 2015
i have a new glazing technique that i mentioned a few posts ago ....
my pieces end up being fired four times instead of the usual two.
we'll see how glorious i think it is .... you'll know by whether i do lots more like this ... or not many ... it's harder/longer/more work than what i usually do ..... do i love it enough for that not to wear me out? we'll see. what do you think? worth the extra effort?
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
the orange hair lady has awesome glasses and expressive eyes.
the yellow haired lady has luscious orange lips.
the orange and yellow haired lady were birthday gifts from my awesome family.
they are all by an artist in kentucy that comes to atlanta and does arts festivals.
we've seen him quite a few times.
his name is brad devlin. i hope i get more brad devlin art sometime. i love it.
his art is bold and colorful and quirky. kind of like my house.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
actually. i just lied to you. that was not my fortune cookie's fortune. i didn't like mine. so i traded it. "dibs on your fortune" works when it is your birthday. i traded for boy.beck.artist's ... no good ... then i traded for girl.beck.artist's .. not great ... then i traded for little.e.beck.artist's ... not right .... and then i finally put dibs on mr.e.beck.artist's ... and this was his .... you will travel to exotic places. perfect. i want that one. he willingly gave it up. luckily, we'll do all our exotic traveling together!
what do you do when you don't like your fortune cookie fortune? act more mature than i do, perhaps?
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
i am a fitbit addict. i'm not sure i've ever discussed that on this blog. my fitbit and exercise and walking are currently more pervasive in my life than making art.... but just bigger than *making* art. i still think about art as much as usual. especially on walks.
i walk down a windy road every day at least once. lately, since the weather had been lovely, i've been doing it every morning and every evening. EVERY time i notice this plant. the leaves are giant.... don't know what it is. don't know if someone thinks of it as a weed ... it's in an untended spot ... growing wild and free ....
what do you see?
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
i added medium and a variety of aqua, turquoise and blue glazes and paint to my papered canvas ....
it leaves a nice crinkly texture on the papered canvas .... in a more random manner than i'd get with a paintbrush ...
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
this third one that will just be something else all together ....
Monday, May 11, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
i have not been to romania ... but my twins have. and girl.beck.artist bought me a romanian art history book..... so that i can use the pages in my collages. i love that.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
raku angels.... rick's turquoise is my favorite glaze i think... but i love them all.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
i'm a bit intimidated by the whole fiery hotness of the raku firing. the kiln goes up to 1000 degrees or something insane. i'm not in charge of the firing, so i'm not certain .. but i'm pretty sure it is THAT hot.