Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Day Two of Art Redux

After being unable to have time to get to the comments as they came in yesterday, I thought it would be worth it to answer/comment on thoughts and ideas in todays posts. Above is another of my unfinished masterpieces (channeling the Grinch here...."HA!" ....have to get the nasal inflection right!) that I do really LIKE but don't think I will want to finish the way I did the others in the series and no, I have no photos of those. They were done in an extremely rushed time and I was doing good to get the paint out of the brushes.
But I digress.......a lot......

So I think from the comments that we established the fact that we all have these items, and can't dump them. Now, I believe it was Jean that was asking about the canvas panel---yes, these are the flat, cheap panels. They take a lot of abuse, are relatively inexpensive and can be mounted to other heavier panels, objects, etc. for permanence. I order by the box from Dick Blick and get a humdinger price. I don't know about the quality of other companies; Blick's are good so I continue to use them. (read that.....I have a LOT) Jean also mentioned about a face being worked into the piece in yesterday's post and that is odd because that was the first thing I thought of when I was taking it to the worktable. So that's a possibility!
Linda suggested that everyone send me a *little something* to use or be inspired by, and I won't say no to something in the mail!!! That's a possibility. I'm such an unscrupulous mooch...... ;-)
Pam suggested we all go to our poor little misfit art drawer, take something out and either:
A. Make it worse---or---
B. Make it better!
She also intimated she has a lot to choose from.....I doubt that!
Audrey said she was considering digging out some old painting and seeing what she could do with it! You go girl!!!!!
Val has seen my studio so she knows how much stuff lays unfinished and we both commisserate about it. Yes, she has the little lost artworks too!
So I am hoping tomorrow to really get down to business on the piece, or spend a lot of time going through my computer files of images, looking for things that might bring new life into the work. And I am pretty sure rubber stamps and paperclay will be involved. By the way, the paperclay website has other types than what I use, and I might just have to---at some time in the near future---order one or two of the other varieties to see how they handle with the stamps.
Well, we've bared our sins and souls here, so you know the daily mantra:
Let's go make art!
That stays out in the open.....on display..... ;-)



yoborobo said...

Anne - every time you mention paper clay my fingers get itchy, and I have an overwhelming desire to google and order some! Maybe I will get some and see if I can salvage or destroy one of my unfinished pieces. Have a great day! xox Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I would highly advise the purchase. Get the one in the black package to start with, and you will have to keep it in a tight, ziplock bag between uses.
You'll love it. When I was taking a class and discovered it, I thought I had been blinded by the answers to the art universe! LOL!!!! ;)
Well, obviouslt NOT since we're doing these posts.......

teri said...

wow - so many ideas and so little time - need to get away form the computer and get to the studio!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

This is my *think* time.....then when it's all settled, I go *do*. of course I have bizzarre work habits and sometimes it has to stew for days before anything happens......
And they need a spellchecker on these things because I have typos everywhere this a.m.!!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I have to learn to hang onto those misfits.

I throw things away when they're not going the way I like.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Just get a fancy-schmancy box to put them in. I know you're limited on space, so put the ugly stuff in something that looks good! LOL!!!!
I think I'm heading to Hobby Lobby today to see if anything inspires me and my 40% off coupon........ :)

Anonymous said...

I love the rose piece you've displayed today. I think it would be good to go back and revisit an old project. I do not have art projects perse' but I do have unfinished yarn work and sewing. Hmmm have to give this one a thought.

Linda Moran said...

I'll go looking and see what might be around for you to use......

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh I have fabric and yarn and many OTHER unfinished things!
yes, if I was not so lazy (or could find 5 minutes) I would finish the rose. Maybe someday.....right now I want to do the bigger piece and I got an e-mail about liturgical banners, sooooooo......paying job!!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Linda....I'll be happy with whatever.
I also collect smashed bottle caps; soda pop, beer, you name it. The rustier, the better!!!
I'm not well..... ;)

Anonymous said...

Haha, Anne, I'm up for anything someone wants to give me too! lol!
I had to go to Costco and pay my dues today, so quickly stopped in our Michaels...i was hoping to find the small square canvas such thing...they were rectangles.. i love square anything! Also hoped to spot the neat gold frame you used in my
little such, came out emptyhanded!
however, they did have the paper clay other day!..its waiting to be used!...
i think its going to be Dick Blicks website from now on!
been a busy day...just getting to comment..
xoxo, gypsy

Jan said...

Just checking to see if I can comment. I'm home again.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Jean, yes, Dick Blick is still the best for everything. There are only about two or three things I buy else where. I've tried other stores and it's not the same.
You'll love that paperclay!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...


She's back!!!! :)
Welcome home!

Post a Comment

Talk to me Dahling!
I'm waiting, breathless...... ;-D