ochremesa asked:

I just read the bit about your new remedy- it's ironic because all I ever do is post my sketchbook pages and nothing else. Perhaps, the two of us fill the void. #artsouls 😘

Definitely #artsouls. Everything you share is such an inspiration to me. I NEED to be more playful. I get to canvas and get so rigid. I’m not sure what changes in me. But I always love looking at your work.

I haven’t been working in my sketchbook as much lately. Mainly focusing on paintings, but it’s been calling to me.

Then I went through my blog to see what pages I have and haven’t shared. I haven’t posted a single spread since 2014! That’s just unacceptable and will be remedied soon.

xoxox

kaitmpayne
I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes—everywhere. Until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor
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"Speak"
Julie Fordham
July 2014
18 x 24
Mixed media - oils with thread. 

I love how this came out. Probably one of the first paintings I’ve ever done where I don’t have a serious problem with the anatomy. 

This one was inspired by an older painting of mine that was based on the fairytale “The Six Swans”. About a princess who must remain silent for six years to save her six brothers who have been turned into swans.

"Speak"
Julie Fordham
July 2014
18 x 24
Mixed media - oils with thread.

I love how this came out. Probably one of the first paintings I’ve ever done where I don’t have a serious problem with the anatomy.

This one was inspired by an older painting of mine that was based on the fairytale “The Six Swans”. About a princess who must remain silent for six years to save her six brothers who have been turned into swans.

writingnotebooks

creativepilgrimage:

  • coffee in the morning. tea in the afternoon. this is the natural order of things.
  • don’t despair if you get so immersed in writing that you forget to drink aforementioned tea or coffee. it tastes good cold, too.
  • you need time to cogitate. you need time to think and…

One last reblog… So many posts on how to be a better writer also can be applied to being a better artist by changing a few words.

70years
artsandsciencesprojects:

Sol LeWitt’s statement on artists’ books
Art-Rite Magazine #14: Artist’s Books (January 1976)
Artists’ books are, like any other medium, a means of conveying art ideas from the artist to the viewer/reader. Unlike most other media they are available to all at a low cost.  They do not need a special place to be seen. They are not valuable except for the ideas they contain.  They contain the material in a sequence which is determined by the artist. (The reader/viewer can read the material in any order but the artist presents it as s/he thinks it should be).  Art shows come and go but books stay around for years.  They are works themselves, not reproductions of works.  Books are the best medium for many artists working today.  The material seen on the walls of galleries in many cases cannot be easily read/seen on walls but can be more easily read at home under less intimidating conditions.  It is the desire of artists that their ideas be understood by as many people as possible.  Books make it easier to accomplish this. - Sol LeWitt


So well said. I love working in books.

artsandsciencesprojects:

Sol LeWitt’s statement on artists’ books

Art-Rite Magazine #14: Artist’s Books (January 1976)

Artists’ books are, like any other medium, a means of conveying art ideas from the artist to the viewer/reader. Unlike most other media they are available to all at a low cost.  They do not need a special place to be seen. They are not valuable except for the ideas they contain.  They contain the material in a sequence which is determined by the artist. (The reader/viewer can read the material in any order but the artist presents it as s/he thinks it should be).  Art shows come and go but books stay around for years.  They are works themselves, not reproductions of works.  Books are the best medium for many artists working today.  The material seen on the walls of galleries in many cases cannot be easily read/seen on walls but can be more easily read at home under less intimidating conditions.  It is the desire of artists that their ideas be understood by as many people as possible.  Books make it easier to accomplish this. - Sol LeWitt

So well said. I love working in books.