Today's reading material.
So...keeping my leg elevated is not exactly conducive to making art. It is kind of hard to lay down and draw, especially the whole elevated above the heart thing, sheesh...I did do some reading that I have been meaning to do.
I read through two books about mail art...and the yarnbombing book that I bought before our CA trip. Doing a little research for some future endeavors...
Then I signed up for a few art shows. I am trying to figure out the best way to keep up with all of the deadlines and show dates...I have my Google Calendar, and that is okay. I found another site, www.findandremind.com, and I like the format, kind of looks like an on-line bulletin board which appeals to me. I signed up for it, might as well try it out. It seems like there are some tools on there for sharing calendars, adding sign up sheets, etc. If nothing else, it could be a helpful tool for coaching next year.
After some nap time, and more laying around feeling lame I escaped the house to go to dinner with the husband. Feeling pretty good, I sat down to work on my CED #175. Oh...my. I was working with a picture of Bettie where she has her mouth open...things seemed to be going well...and I kept thinking..this doesn't look right. It...reminds me of..something.
Then I figured it out. Caravaggio's Medusa, circa 1596. Now that I have seen it, I can't 'unsee' it. But I went forward with the posting to my CED Blog rather that toss it to the 'Bettie Mishap' pile. Sigh. Sorry Bettie.
Artin' and elevatin'...sort of.
Moving on...I worked on the Orion Slave Girls again, first time since the ANE show on Wednesday. I alternated between sitting with my leg propped up and standing with my leg draped over the wooden stool. Neither was elevating it above my heart, but it did at least take some pressure off.
My original intention was to have these three paintings complete for the show, make prints, sell it all at the show. This did not happen. Instead, I worked on these paintings as my 'live painting' at the event.
Now what am I going to do with these? I thought I saw something somewhere about an alien/fashion related art show...could push the fashion a little more...make them a little more alien-esque...just a thought.
Well, the ladies are still in progress, here is where I left off:
Artist and Art Teacher