Saturday, February 04, 2006

Do you READ?

i read anything i can get my hands on and i have to say that from January 1 - February 4, 2006 i have read a total of 10 books already. it would be more but i tell myself i need to make art but i usually only read when i am too tired at night to make art. i don't watch much tv so i read in the sun room by the fireplace.

some of the books i have read are -
The Passion of Artemisa by Susan Vreeland
Art Stories
Falling for you
Millionaire Vampire
Dark Lover
Grave Sight
Master of the Night
Hunters' Moon

looks like i have a thing for Vampires....LOL. i have always loved books about vamps!! can you imagine living for hundreds of years...think of the art work, artists, history, and more you would get to see. this intrigues me so much! i have read most of Susan Vreeland books too. she writes about artist' lives, her books are very good if you get a chance to read them, do. of course this list doesn't include the many art magazines and art books i have read either. maybe i should keep track of those too!!

Somerset Studio
Artist Magazine
Celebrate your creative self
Collage discovery

and i can't forget the books i have read to my kids this year so far....too many to list! just thought i would post my thoughts on reading...DO IT for yourself, for your kids, and just for the adventure of getting away!!

January 28 - February 3, 2006

been working on paintings, getting backgrounds ready. i think i will try an acrylic background under the oil painting. the acrylic dries faster and i can start the painter quicker that way. Finished "Blue Bottle" but i keep getting a nasty glare on it, probalby because it is still a bit wet and shiny.

January 29, 2006 - my constructive art thing today was cleaning the basement. i have a nice orderly and clean basement to work in now. So i moved all my painting equipment back to the basement now it is ready for me to paint instead of just storage. Also, went to the hardware and bought some of those daylight bulbs. I think they will be a big help in the basement for lighting, that has been a big deterrent to me. now to just get some heat down there, it is really chilly.

January 30, 2006 - my creative thing lately has been to find a job that will let me be creative! i have interviewed with the local community college and have been put on adjunct status. they should be calling me to teach for the summer and fall classes. i am really excited about this.

Then in the evening, i went to a Studio Art Tour meeting. We plan on organizing a tour in October but would like to do a tour about 4 times a year with artists and businesses. I hope this pans out it would be a great venue for artists in the area.

January 31, 2006 - i meet with 3 other students from OlivetCollege. We are planning our graduation art show. we have about 10 weeks where our art will be on display at the college. We are all making a collage of our art and putting it together for an 11" by 17" poster and i am using the same image for postcards. i am working on this now so when it is finished i will post it.

February 1, 2006 - worked on my artist statement and bio for the show. i will post those too. i had an idea to post my resume, bio, statement and other info to a blog for viewing...still working out those ideas yet. It would be like a portfolio online. What do you think?

February 2, 2006 - had my second interview with the local 4-H extension office. i will know on Monday if i have the job.

February 3, 2006 - subbed at the high school today for the math teacher. I was having second thoughts about it....i hate math but it worked out well and i am up for another math class. i really enjoyed working in the high school.

well thats it for the last week. i will post my 1/4 of the poster soon. i have to have it done by Monday!!