Monday, July 09, 2007

You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at. ~Auden

New Work in progress...
Plaster, oils and vintage coasters (1950's)
20" x 16"
Let me just say I am sorry for the crappy pictures...they look really great in person, I'll try for better ones soon.

Effigy Doll work in progress...pre-resin.
16" x 20"
Oils

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BAD! Kitty Art Studio


Quotes for the day:


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You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting
You only have to let the
soft animal of your body love what it loves.
~Mary Oliver
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The question of good and evil will always be one of philosophy's most intriguing problems, up there with the problem of existence itself...If evil means to be self motivated, to be the center of one's own universe, to live on one's own terms, then every artist, every thinker, every original mind, is evil.
Because we dare to look through our own eyes rather than mouth cliches lent us from the so-called Fathers.
To dare to see is to steal fire from the Gods.
This is mankind's destiny, the engine with fuels us as a race.
~Janet Finch
Source: White Oleander
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I suggest that sufficiency is precise. Enough is a place you can arrive at and dwell in. So often we think of "abundance'" as the point at which we'll know we've really arrived, but abundance continues to be elusive if we think we'll find it in some excessive amount of something. True abundance does exist; it flows from sufficiency, in an experience of the beauty and wholeness of what is. Abundance is a fact of nature. It is a fundamental law of nature, that there is enough and it is finite. Its finiteness is no threat; it creates a more accurate relationship that commands respect, reverence, and managing those resources with the knowledge that they are precious and in ways that do the most good for the most people.
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Monday again...and I have so many things to get done this week. Three paintings are going into the Divine Intervention show in Fort Collins Colorado. The three paintings have to be prepared...I have been so busy that I am now behind schedule...Aaaiieee!


Oldest son turns 18 at the end of the week...I can't believe that I have a child that is now a legal adult. OY! I have to get his stuff out to him too...I wish we could spend the day together...I miss him so much. It's wonderful that we are now working on our relationship and it's getting so much better. It makes me so very happy to be able say simple things like I love you, and hear it back too! What a gift my Men are in my life.


Art wise...I have been working on some new things, my effigy doll...(above). Cynthia and Jafabrit and maybe by now some others, and I are all doing an effigy doll thing...it's great fun doing a project like this with other crazy talented artists...so check theirs out too. If you would like to join in on the fun, drop one of us a line and let us know...the more the merrier I think. I also have been working on a plaster and mixed media work that is very fun...I am fully addicted to resin right now, it may be the fumes. I want to cover everything in layers of resin...I have been playing with adding inks, pigments and floaty things to the resin in different stages of it's curing phase. What I have manged to do mostly is waste a lot of product, make a huge mess and also...had success! So now I am going to add it all together and see what happens. I feel like a mad scientist and it's too much damn fun I tell you.


I must get busy with my day...16 clients for coaching, the art to prepare for the upcoming two openings I have scheduled and marketing, marketing, marketing.


Then there is of course my daily Mom duties, the errand running, and gift wrapping and shipping.
*sigh*
I am tired already.
Have a good one everyone!
Heather




8 comments:

Cynthia said...

I like your doll, Heather! It's pretty wild and crazy if I do say so myself. I'm intrigued by what will happen when you add resin.

Some friends and I are going to have a resin play date in the near future. I can't wait to try it out.

Get crackin' now, it sounds like you have a lot to accomplish.

jafabrit said...

I love it, it is wild :) Oh, I can't wait to see what it looks like with resin on it. Once we have our dolls done we should have a mass link to share all our dolls. What fun.

I know what you mean about resin. I just love the effect you can get with it.

HMBT said...

Yeah I don't know what will happen when I add the resin either, I am going to experiment today with fabrics and resins so I can gauge what might happen...but I am excited to continue to play. The doll has a few things left to do to it, and the canvas background is still in progress, but I am having fun with it. I got all inspired to add beads to it, because of The Lone Beader...I am not so good at it, but I like them anyway. Thanks for stopping by today Cynthia!
Jafabrit:I love resin!! We should, for sure post them all...I can't wait!

Camplin said...

Your work has a nice connection to the 'Other.' Exploring other cultures and applying them in your own work has historicly changed art movements. THe Impressionist were exposed to Japan and China prints and their work changed to influence painting to become more simple and flat. Good progress in your own work.

HMBT said...

Thank you Camplin for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment! I went to your blog and your work is...inspiring...and very thoughtful-soulful. I have added you to my blog roll...so readers go check him out!

The Lone Beader said...

Your doll is funky:)

Kelly Bejelly said...

Heather,

It's amazing the amount of art that flows through you!

HMBT said...

Thanks LB!
Kelly! It's been awhile, missed you! Thanks for stopping by. :)