My most recent painting brought me to the brink. I reached a point where I was dumbfounded and began to seriously question myself and whether I even know how to make art. Then I came across a brilliant quote.
Lately, I’m in a bit of a rut, artistically speaking. I do not have as much time to work every day. And I am bored with the results when I do sit down to work. I find myself wishing there were more colors in the spectrum, more textures and marks in nature to discover, because… Continue reading Dealing with Fallow Periods as an Artist (and Some New Drawings, Too)
Here we are in April and it already feels like June here in Germany. Only weeks ago we had a frigid cold snap and now we are looking at 80-90°F weather this week. Like most people, I am very tuned into the seasons, especially seeing them unfold outside of my studio window. For the past… Continue reading Studio Update: Spring Explorations
I recently came across the title of a book, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I was intrigued by the title, but after reading the intro and first chapter, as well as a few goodreads reviews, I decided it probably wasn’t for me. It seemed a… Continue reading Studio Update: Making Peace With Failure
In the course of making more and more of these, I’ve been intrigued by the textures coming out of the layers of different media and the paper itself. Some of the torn piece have been layered and torn twice over. This made me start to think about the sculptural and 3D possibilities of layering the torn paper.