The other day I was trying to write a blog post about . . . well, let’s call it art. It was also about the compulsion to create and what to say about other people’s work. The more I wrote, the more . . . I wrote, and it was getting out of hand. There was too much to think about, to say, to express. Maybe I need to write it on paper, not type it. Certainly I want to keep pondering it.

Anyway, here are some recent art journal entries that have tried to expand on those ideas either verbally or visually. (Can verbal refer to the written word as well as the spoken?)

This was my response to the attempted blog post. Luckily I’d already drawn the picture and left lots of room for writing. Otherwise there might not have been a picture.

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Believe it or not, I don’t post every piece of artwork I make. I think you can guess why I don’t.

OK, I’m just NOT GOOD (yet) at painting faces with acrylic paint. I added the “yet” because I didn’t use to be good at painting faces with watercolors either, but I think I’m pretty good at it now. After a frustrating time with (unposted) a portrait in acrylics, I whipped out this little watercolor–just to unwind. It may not be “to die for,” but I like it. I was relaxed when I painted it and it took only a few minutes.
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I wasn’t sure if I should post this here or on my AIPLW blog, but opted for here. AIPLW is more for strict pin loom weaving activities. Nevertheless, I certainly could have started there and ended up here which would probably be a waste of time, so . . .

I’m working on a collage (which is remarkable since I generally have difficulty with collage) and I needed some mesh for a bird cote.

This is a sneak peak at an effects-manipulated part of the collage. You’ll have to wait for the real thing . . .

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