I have no clue why I signed up to do the 100 Day Project again. I didn't even think about it, I just did it. I left a vague description of my project but basically, I said something about "pink houses" and "spirit trees." I've been signed up for about 5 days and during that… Continue reading 100 Days Again
Apparently, my muse is telling me to continue with the Pink Houses. They have returned, but I have been working with digital images because frankly, the house has been too cold to work with other materials in the studio area. The temperatures have been sub-zero for a couple of weeks and my house until a couple… Continue reading Returning Pink Houses
Recently, I invited Laura Grisamore into my art classroom as a guest speaker. Laura is a photographer/photojournalist that does some incredible work. She's vibrant, engaging, and sucks you into her infectious personality. During the course of her presentation, she showed a photograph of a tree that she called her "Spirit Tree." It is a tree that… Continue reading Spirit Trees
I’ve exhausted the idea of continuing the Pink Houses for now. I am sure it will return and I did create two acrylic paintings that are located at the Serendiptiy Gallery in Pequot Lakes, MN. Over the summer months, I explored that and then managed to cross off a bucket list item, which was to… Continue reading Studies
Three months ago I started the 100 Day Project. I decided to explore an idea that has been festering for well over 20 years based on John Mellancamp's song Pink Houses. I printed, sewed, painted, drew and played. I used some of my starting points to use for demos for student projects I developed for an… Continue reading 100 Day Project – Discovery
As part of a demo for an experimental drawing class, I started layering marks and drawings of a propellor. After several hours and nearly tossing the work completely, I threw down some of the monoprints that I had sewn on to sort through them a bit. I had no idea the two would create the… Continue reading Day 38 through 55
I completed this. A 6'x 8' canvas that will act as a prop for the play The Elephant Man which can be seen at The Historic Chief Theater in Bemidji, MN in early February. Back to the Pink Houses now.