Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This mess of mine...

I can't believe it's been a week and ONE day since I last posted on here. What have I been doing you ask? The photo above is my mess of a desk where I play around with art supplies. I also have another desk that I will post later mainly because it's even messier than this desk so I didn't photograph it. The other messier desk is where I have my sewing machine. Then I have a folding table set up with another mess of works in progress sitting on it. Along with a wire shelf unit holding canvases that are in the process of being collaged/painted on and are currently drying and awaiting more layers.
This mess of mine is what I've been up to since posting last. I've finished a couple of small canvases (a pair of pears) which I will post when I finally photograph them. I've also been working on some unmounted canvas journal pages (which I also have NOT photographed). I've been sewing on the journal pages as well as painting, writing, beading. I've also been sewing small crazy quilts. At night while sitting in front of the TV I've been embroidering and beading my little crazy quilts. My poor little fingers are extremely sore because I've never mastered the art of using a thimble.
On top of all this flurry of artwork, my daughter came home from college for a visit over the weekend and we went to see a show in downtown Chicago. We saw Chicago-it was fabulous!
I really do need to get some photography done tomorrow as I've never showed my pottery pieces which I blogged about back in Jan. Since this is my first-ever wheel
class I can't believe I didn't post my very first bowl when I finally brought it home. NOT too shabby if I do say so myself. Today's class was challenging in that my
instructor was attempting to teach me how to expand my skills. Thus far, I've been
making bowl after bowl after bowl. In various sizes and various bowl shapes! So she asked if I'd like to learn how to throw a vase. Well sure I would! Hah!
I attempted and I made one, BUT it looked nothing like hers. I attempted another and
again I made a vase, but still didn't look like I expected it to. So I made another bowl... This time a BIG bowl for my dog to eat his yummy dog food from.
So I promise to get some photos made and post some progress in this messy life of mine. Until then.... live creatively & messy!


Lisa said...

A clean desk is wasted time...a messy desk ... you know work has been happening : )

Cathy Mendola aka pinkbirdgirl said...

So true! Why clean up, it's only going to get messy again. Plus when it is clean, it blocks my creative flow.

TextileTraveler said...

I had to laugh when I saw your workspace. I was forced to clean mine this week because I ran out of flat surfaces to work on! Of course, "cleaning" means moving piles of stuff to another surface :-)

I love the asian pears! Very nice.

Angela Harris said...

Wow! What a project that is! I could never do any craft that required that many spill able products. Hehe too many little hands around here

arlee said...

Messy desks and work areas are a favourite of mine--it's fascinating to see how people work. I clean mine not very regularly, but only in self defense :}

Cathy Mendola aka pinkbirdgirl said...

If my desk/work area isn't a mess it means I'm not being very creative! I have a hard time creating in an orderly fashion:=)

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