Friday, August 1, 2008
Now that I have exposed my vulnerability by showing you my very dull shoes, I will reveal another flaw. I am a procrastinator extraordinaire, cursed with the terrible affliction of not being able to make art unless I have some sort of outside commitment like a show. One of my great joys is making art but I can't seem to do it without a looming deadline. I'm sure it has something to do with fear of failure, fear of success, frozen by perfectionism, or some other common human neurosis. Anyway, the bottom line is that I do well with a nice tight deadline. And today I've got one. This weekend Hudson is having their annual street fair and some of the artists at Mouche Studio Gallery will be doing demonstrations in their media. I will have a table showing my process of cast paper and perhaps some sewing on paper. So I thought it might be a good idea to make some cards to sell. I was hoping to go into full production mode this week and produce some cards but for three days I was struggling with a migraine. So yesterday I headed into my studio and made a start. And I'll be there again today. What gets done gets done. Pictured above are a few fragments of some old work (acrylics and collage)that I will incorporate into some cards. Tomorrow I will post some of the cards that I plan to make today. Wish me luck!