If you don't know this blog, bookmark it right now and check it daily...like I do. I always start my day checking email and the like but also browsing great blogs like this one. I had to tell them how much I loved this blog, so I emailed them. To my surprise they LOVED my lil' shoes and gave me a feature! What an awesome Tuesday morning!
I've started a little project of starting a catalogue of my posessions. Again, going back to noting the things that surround me and the things that bring me comfort. To start out, I began drawing my shoe collection. I have an incredible amount of shoes. Some I like more than others, some that give me grief, and some that have memories.
So I've made the move from Kansas City to DeKalb, undergraduate to graduate. Waiting for things to pick up, I still try to create something. A little bit of a struggle, but it's keeping me somewhat occupied.
Working with watercolors and ink, I've been doing drawings from old family photographs but adding some changes to make it more fun......
All my life my artwork has been based on the idea of self and my surroundings. As I child I would make books about the events of my day and throughout school my main focus has been self portraiture. I decided to explore ways to get away from traditional portraits and focus more on the idea of self. I questioned what things made up a person other than their appearance. With camera and sketchbook in hand, I began taking snapshots and sketching important objects of my day. As I did this, I noticed that the things I found most interesting were the mundane moments that happen within a blink of an eye. Moments that most would take for granted. The simple acts of brushing my teeth or pouring a cup of coffee are equally important to my day as is the blanket that seems to travel with me around my apartment. I choose to capture stills of my life in print form in order to validate and memorialize moments that I find significant. Printmaking processes fuel the fire of the availability to the evidence of my existence through the core idea of printmaking, the multiple. The idea of the multiple allows highlights of my life available for all to experience and/or study. It is with this series of etchings that I hope to make these tiny happenings throughout my day worth investigating.