Monday, January 25, 2010

And they're off....


She realized she needed to lose some of her baggage::A curious encounter::Mistaken identity  2::Her thoughts fell at her feet like a lovely garden::She dreamt of houses past, present and future::Mistaken identity 3::Mistaken identity 1::Her past was never far behind

Here is a peek at the eight paintings I just sent off to Nachotta.  It was right down to the wire but I am really pleased with this small body of work.  As I painted I was very conscious of the fact that these pieces were going to be hung together and I wanted them to make sense.  I'm not sure exactly why that had to be....  maybe it's because I see these paintings as  a tiny family and I wanted them to support one another at their coming out party (even though in time they will all go their own separate ways).  Anyways, now that they are done I need to take a few days to decompress, get started on a few larger pieces and be more present here at home.  Thank you for all of your encouragement and support as I worked toward this deadline.  I hope the week brings creativity and closure to a few of your projects...what are you working on this week?

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

They look so beautiful together, too bad that they have to be separated. My projects seem to have a life of its own, telling me what they want. I believe that it is ok to be taking a journey like this. To see some new land, new ways, new ideas.

gretchenmist said...

congratulations beth ~ it must feel great. am sure they will enjoy the party + their new lives :)

justagirl said...

I love how you put them all together like that, they all look so great. I wish them well on their way to new homes.

I can understand how you wanted them to make sense.

Janice La Verne said...

wow... they look very connected and flowy (is that a word?) super work.

I'm working on finishing what I can before I have to pack it all and take it to UPS to go home this Friday!

Kim Hambric said...

What a fantastic collection. I love that you've described them as a family.

artslice said...

Ah, relief - now you can relax a little bit. It's always a great feeling to be done with a show...they look great together. Have fun creating your newest pieces!

chrissy said...

beth...
i love the story they tell together and separately they will be equally as lovely. i wish i could come to the show.
decompress.
breath.
knit.
bake.
love.
you are incredibly talented.
thanks for sharing.

tangled sky studio said...

elizabeth-i couldn't be prouder
belinda-i feel reinvigorated and am ready to start a few larger pieces (by the way i love the direction your new work has taken...)
katherine-thank you
janice-best of luck in thes final days of artistic freedom
kim-they are like children leaving the nest, you know?
brenda-relax isn't exactly in my vocabulary but i'm inspired and excited about a few new ideas
chrissy-love your blog and your message

Michele Maule said...

Beautiful work as always :)
Hope you find some time to relax!

Leililaloo said...

These look very happy together(and bautiful)...Congrats on Nachotta..

Me i am doing soem overdue book keeping this week...i hate it, but it's one of those things that need to be done when you are a small entrepeneur..... How is book keeping done overseas?

the nest said...

hi beth! that whole collection is amazing and has such a voice and a lot of relevance for me... i love it.

creatively, i am flailing about a bit. a few days in the kindergarten kind of tapped me out and flooded me with inspiration both at the same time. the current knitting is no more (sniff). but i've decided to leave the plate empty for now...

xo

Aris said...

I saw these, they were lovely!!!! Nahcotta is very close to where I live and there was work everywhere, but yours drew me in, you make beautiful things.