Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Hi. How are ya? It seems like I've been up to a whole lot of nothing. I'm at the point in a few projects where I'm 3/4 of the way there and so it feels like nothing is getting done because nothing is being completed ( i like to complete things). Yesterday I prepped two 8x8 panels and un-did one of the oil paintings I was working on. I actually posted it here on Tuesday but after two hours of angst deleted the post and heat-gunned the painting back to the starting point because I knew that it was just not what it wanted to be (i now know exactly what it wants to be but once again i'm waiting for paint to dry). The larger of the two oil paintings is 3/4 of the way done but of course it is giving me trouble as well. It seems that every time I try to work larger I hit a wall. I was out of small blocks and had just finished the group of eight paintings for ETA7 (all eight sold opening weekend...YAY!) and so I thought it would feel good to change things up. I was wrong. It felt frustrating. So Yesterday I picked up my freshly milled maple boards which C will cut into about 120 blocks (there's going to be lots of tiny art in the weeks and months to come....i'm not giving up on the larger pieces but I need to set them aside for a while). In the scrap box I found two awesome pieces of 2" thick oak (pictured above) which I hope to turn into something really special. So the re-energizing title comes from the new wood and from the Bikram Yoga class C and I went to last night (remember i said i was going to try it?). It was crazy hot (like 110 degrees hot) and I'm not a fan of hot but I really liked it. I am a creature of habit and I like the fact that the same 26 poses are done (twice) in each class so you know what to expect. I also like that it's an amazing workout but it's calming and cleansing. At the end of class C wanted to lie in the darkness and relax for five minutes and I wanted to run outside (standing directly under a heating vent is not a good idea).