18 November 2006

plastic clouds


See how hard I am working! I especially love the clouds of plastic that loom about my studio (those are covered pieces in progress) Gives it an ethereal feeling, yes? No, just makes my space look messy. My studio is a little cave like. There is a skylight so light does come in but I don't have a window. It makes being in there feel timeless. It could be the afternoon or late at night and I wouldn't know the difference. It can drive me bonkers but most often it forces me to stay focused. See that book...that is one of the many books that I use for visual reference for my drawings. By the way I draw each piece individually. I don't trace or use stencils. All the drawings are done freehand. I have a huge pile of books that I have collected over the years that I use. This one is especially neat because it is super old. I love the yellowed pages and the illustrations in it are drawn so delicately.

9 comments:

lisa s said...

i am feeling the overwhelm too.... sigh.... but i love your book.... :)

hope the studio is treating you well!

michelle said...

I am so inspired by your work. So beautiful. I am trying to get my act together and fire some ceramic ornaments (owls) for an ornament swap. Once I get into my studio I am fine, it is the actually letting myself go....

frogstar said...

i love this photo!
so nice to see you at work, thanks for sharing.

frogstar said...

great to see you at work, thanks so much for sharing!
:-)

Saints and Sinners said...

hi! I found you thru natashafialkov's blog. I LOVE your ceramics, they make me smile! I can't access email on my laptop so I am gonna join your mailing list tomorrow on my main computer. I'm in SF too and want to come to your house trunk show.q

jenofthenorth said...

it's good to put an your image with your art! and your plastic clouds? priceless.

Sheri Burhoe said...

The old books are the best. It's always great to stay focused.Wonderful picture of you working !

Tiffany said...

Freehand!?! Oh you totally rock! The picts in old books are always the best, the detail just seems to jump out at you - so meticulous! Love them!

Tiff*

shash said...

i second the others who said that it's fun to see you at work! i enjoyed your hands post too.