Scheduling More Studio Time
Do you suppose blocking out studio time on my calendar would get me out there working more? I desperately need to spend more face time with my art, and haven’t had the chance very often over the past few weeks.
Oddly, I find it a blessing that I’m teaching one night a week. That ensures my presence in the studio at least long enough to teach — and more, if you count the time spent getting the room ready. I told my students last night that I’m grateful that they come once a week, and I meant it.
I’ve even learned to use the time that they’re working to do a little bit on my own work. I’m demonstrating periodically anyway, so it might as well be things of my own that I want to develop further. And goodness knows there’s a lot of extra paint flying around the room (well almost flying) and I take advantage of the leftovers where I can.
We’ve been talking about texture and I’ve been showing them how I use it in my work. Here’s my table of pieces that I’ve used for demonstration purposes. If you know me well, you know these will change and morph into something else before they’re done.
I think I have a couple of new collages that I haven’t posted to the blog. Collage is the thing I miss most right now!