My studio is an ever-changing world. It’s looking completely different from the picture I took several days ago and posted here. I suppose every artist can say the same. It is a window into the world of evolving inspirations. Right now I am inspired by the growing collection of beautiful papers I’ve amassed and finding ways to combine them in an interesting way in a collage. Here’s my studio table this morning, taken in the early light:
And here is another picture of a working artist’s studio. Lulu Haynes sent it with her permission to share it with you. Her blog is packed with fun ideas and inspiration, including things that seem utterly magical to me like Glimmer Shimmer Mists, Twinkling H2Os, Furry Fringe, and other wonders of the mixed media art world. For more views of her work space over time, click this link.
And Speaking of Inspiration: Lottie Anderson’s Monoprints/Collages
If you’d like a big breath of fresh inspiration, take a peek at Lottie Anderson’s blog! I see her work popping up on facebook and twitter every few days, and it’s nice because it reminds me to look at her blog again to feast my eyes. She has planted a seed in my brain. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? An urge, an itch, almost a compulsion to do something different for a little while, something that has the potential to shift my perspective, to shake loose the rusty parts of my creative process. I want to do some prints.
Here is a mosaic of some monotypes I did a few years back and posted about in this blog:
I have so many new ideas for monotypes that I want to take a break from my painting and collage to create a few more. I believe Lottie is working with a gelatin plate in some of hers. I want to explore that by making my own gelatin plate. If it works out, I might invest in some of the synthetic ones.