Tuesday, August 9, 2011

pieces of the puzzle...


After weeks of filling my days with summer follies I made time to get into my studio and get to work on my pieces for ETA 10. I've had the boards for quite some time but had put off getting started while I slowly accumulated snippets of newsprint and bits of color that inspire and scribbled titles and ideas in my notebook. Yesterday (when rain cancelled our plans for the beach) I went to work putting together the pieces of the puzzle I had gathered and I'm so happy with the way things are coming together. For me the real work is in the gathering and getting started, after that it's just working the pieces until they sing and that's the part I love. My parents were in last weekend to see my 13 year old perform shakespeare in the park (an adaptation of twelfth night which was fabulous) and a dear friend and her son are coming to visit and explore Chicago this weekend so I may not be back here until early next but these pieces should be ready to share as my 8/21 deadline is just around the corner!

Have a great week and thank you for stopping in...

3 comments:

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

know what you mean about the getting started/settled. good luck with fitting in lots of fun and meeting your deadline :)

Jane Moore Houghton said...

great to hear about the struggles of balancing the demands of children's passions and our own social health with the freedom and time to make art from a fellow balancing artist... steady on brave creator! :-)

Leililaloo said...

Have fun my friend :)) I see your creative mojo is fuled up ones again!