Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mega Mess at Megastudio

This is not the worst it has been. But no matter how hard I try to stay super clean and organized, it never works out. If I'm in the middle of something, why should I waste time clearing off a space at my desk (especially if I end up working on the floor)?

I keep promising to write more frequently here. But BFA has consumed my life. This is the hard part. Fighting the inertia. It's such a big process, that starting everything at once is overwhelming. But my goal is to have all my thoughts in order and to have a specific plan written down by Friday afternoon. I'll share more about that later (I really do promise!). But after this, things should make more sense. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some Things I've Been Doing

I've been terrible at updating this thing lately. But, in all fairness, I am working on my BFA. And that takes a lot out of you. Hopefully, now that midterms are (almost) out of the way, I can start writing here more frequently, and documenting my progress.

Since I don't always have my camera with me, I've been relying on Photo Booth to document my latest endeavors. So here's a recap of the last 8 weeks. I promise I'm not a narcissist. And, yesterday, I photographed a bunch of work for midterm presentations, so expect a better, art-focused update soon. Or not. We'll see how much sleep I want.

 I made tons and tons of clover crowns and started making some out of leaves. Is this art? Or just what I do during picnics?
 Invested in a thermos. Changed my life. My clothes and my lunch and my hair started to match.
 I splurged on a pair of the best boots ever. I've had them for a month already, and there are still no holes!
 Brain maps everywhere.
Ordered my first pair of big girl headphones, aka, not $10 earbuds. I've been really into this green lately.
 Discovered that in lack of ponytail holders & bobby pins, string works wonders.
 Wrote essays on my arm. Everyday.
 Dyed some cotton and collected some bark.
 Got a studio in the Digital Arts/Animation department with fancy new desks and a window.
 Ordered new prescription glasses so I can actually see the art I make.
 Realized that even my headphones matched my thermos.
 Decorated Megastudio with pictures by my favorite artist. This is an owl on a unicorn's back she drew when she was 3.
 This is a picture of an owl perched on my arm she drew this summer, age 5.
 And this is both of us from this summer, the night we dyed my hair.
 Wove oodles of Bob Dylan bracelets (I'm talking a 724" warp, guys), which also functioned as a scarf when you need to carry them somewhere without them getting tangled. Also, they match my headphones.
Realized that I started matching the art I'm working on. What is with all this color coordination? I just look for clean clothes...

Ps. Who else likes the progression of bags under my eyes?

Look for a real post with real pictures sometime soon. I made things I like.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Viola June Bertsch 12 yrs. old-

Viola with one of her little friends taken at our house. Viola is in second semester Junior High school and likes her new school. She has a little farther to go now and rides her bicycle most of the time. Nearly all the girls are riding bicycles around here.

Viola is almost as tall as her mother. It keeps me busy sewing to keep up with her.

She plays her piano nicely too. She played the piano at school for music period last winter already-

From the back of one of my favorite found photographs, which I will share once I scan it. I think I love the message more than the image. I want to make art with this.