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May 10, 2012
We went to Artomatic to hang what's there, and i managed to fill most of two walls with paintings. In one of my walls there is a huge honking metal door, which is locked. I glued foam to the frame and was starting to figure out a cool backlit encaustic installation, but when we got to the room the foam strips…Continue
an interesting video from tate. curator ann gallagher does a walkthrough with damien hirst himself on the exhibition rooms. i have often thought that he is a good study for artist who wants to punch through the crowd and clutter. does he make great art? there are some gems (imho) but i'm fascinated more by the persona.
I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't been visiting this site as often as I should, as there are soooo many wonderful, talented artists here. I've been in a rut lately and haven't done much creating and then I remembered Loving Mixed Media. I'm starting to feel the tickle of creative energy in my fingers. Thank you Gary and everyone else for the continued inspiration.
Leading a class on found objects and printmaking at a materials re-cycle center in our area this month. Business people donate lots of their "extras" and this center arranges them and sells them at very low prices to teachers and parents, mostly. We have a group of early childhood educators that meet 5 or 6 times of year to explore materials and methods together with the idea of offering new and more complex experiences to young children.
i'm about to tick one item of my to do list for this year. to sell my works commercially. yay! so far i've 'sold' my works by donating pieces for our annual charity events. and most often, given out to friends who i think will accept (or is the word tolerate? ;) my hobby. but i'm growing confident (thanks in part to LMM) that this, this passion of mine, can be something that i would love do more in the future. maybe pay the bills too. anyways... back to group show story.