I’ve been blogging only sporadically.
Part of the reason is because of Instagram.
(Sure, let’s blame social media)
I snap a pic when the mood strikes.
Write a one-liner.
Near instant gratification.
Easier and faster than blogging.
With the upside of potential “likes” from friends & followers.
My other reason for being an infrequent blogger?
Because I can either make art OR talk about making art.
I’m just not skilled enough to do both.
Add to that a new method of creative madness.
Working in series.
I’ve always liked things in multiples.
For example, I don’t want to buy just one of something.
I want to buy a whole set.
Then I want to take it home and line it up just so.
I figured it was part of my obsessive-compulsive leanings and went with it.
This past spring/summer, I participated in #the100dayproject.
It made me a little nutty to crank out a mixed media drawing a day for 100 days straight.
But thanks to those OC tendencies,
I powered through those 100 days.
And in the process learned that my attraction to multiples carried over into my art.
It was a real a-ha moment.
I decided to shift my focus from stand alone pieces to series of smaller works.
So here’s some of what I’ve been chipping away at since.
The poppets are goofy little Halloween figures that are supposed to be cutely-creepy.
They crack me up.
A bunch of the 2017 poppets sold immediately.
I rather miss them.
So I made a new set for Halloween 2018.
I’ve spent the last two years focusing on oil painting.
But over time, realized that oil paints don’t exactly play nice with other mediums.
More and more,
I’ve been itching to experiment with mixed media.
“Round and Round” is a 10-piece mixed media series
on 5-inch by 5-inch gallery wrapped canvas.
Though I’m quite pleased with result.
I wanted to upgrade from canvas to cradled artist board.
Here’s Round 1 for my next series, “The Grid.”
I’m very satisfied with the clean look of the 6-inch by 6-inch cradled artist boards.
And I LOVE playing in mixed media.
Round 1 consists of 9 pieces.
I’m planning at least 9 more rounds to form “The Grid.”
Like I said,
It’s a whole new direction in my method of creative madness.