Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Greatest Response

Today was a great great day.  I have never had such a varied emotional response to my art work.  Today in critique, I shared two prints with my class.  One was of a very dark figure and the other was an abstract exploration.  The second seemed almost science inspired.  The class was divided on which one they liked more but one student said that he could not stand another second in front of the print with the figure.  I know this might seem like a horrible thing to you, but it has been one of the greatest responses to my work since being in Savannah.  It means that people are truly reacting to what they see.  They aren't just looking.  They feel something too.  It was such a strong mix of love and hate from everyone and it has made my day just a little bit brighter.

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Be honest about what you see and let it take you where it will!

Sunday, April 22, 2012



african american chapel

in the cemetery

a horse at the glass house

a view on the island

I am sitting at the dinner table this Sunday night trying to prepare for the coming week... Midterms have officially hit which means that I will be bound to my Art History textbook, the library, and the printmaking studio for the rest of the week.  Luckily, I was able to take a little break this weekend at Claire's grandparents home on Daufuskie Island.  It was full of exploring, porch swings, reading, homework, food and games.  The weather was absolutely perfect and I even managed to squeeze in a run on the beach yesterday.  It was dreamy.  Feels like summer and it feels so right.  
For now, I will return to my book and let the busyness begin tomorrow. Farewell. Farewell. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Night with Delilah

Tonight during my car ride with Delilah (lovely radio host), I was able to reflect on my life, where I am, what I am doing, and feel truly thankful for what I have been given.  I was filled with all sorts of cheesy thoughts and couldn't help but come back home and sort through my notebooks to find this quote.

"Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping...waiting...and though unwanted... will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey.  What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments.  The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief.  It hurts sometimes more than we can bear.  If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank.  Without passion we'd be truly dead."
Joss Whedon

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Claudy Jongstra

Claudy Jongstra, master felter, has been creating wonderful fine art installations starting in the 90s.  She has worked on so many wonderful projects including the Jedi  warrior jackets in Star Wars- cool or cool? eh? Anyways.  I thank Spencer Malinski, friend and roommate, for bringing this gem to my attention.  Her work reminds me of Sheila Hicks work because of the color and material.  I want to see one in person so bad. 

She has been very prolific.  Look at more work on her website.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Oh Totokaelo!

Yesterday I fell in love with the sight Totokaelo.  Nothing is bad and everything is perfect.  
Sadly, everything happens to be extremely expensive.  This is not the end of the world at all because it has inspired me to start making some of my own clothes...slowly but surely. very slowly but very surely.  Check it out see for yourself!
Also pay extra attention to the shoe section. Every. single. shoe. i. want. super. super. bad. 

This is me attempting to make my closet look like some rendition of theirs... 
However, it failed. It failed big time.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.

Wendell Berry

Happy Easter!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Summer in Lacoste

It is official.  I am spending the summer in Lacoste, France hiking the fields, drinking coffee, and taking classes.  I am very very excited.  I just sent in the bulk of documents that needed to be turned in... which means I am actually going! 

In honor of the approaching travel, this morning, I am listening to Carla Bruni and it feels so right.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sheila Hicks, I still think about you often.

   A project inspired by Sheila Hicks. If you can't get enough why not dive in!

Etching Process

truly wonderful and terrible process pictures.  

The past week I began my first college printmaking class.  I have realized how much I have truly missed the whole process of etching- the hard grounds! mezzotint! aquatint! ferric acid! It is all so wonderful. It feels so great to experiment and know my material again.