Friday, June 30, 2006
Again inspired by the art of David Mack's Kabuki series and the girl who modeled for him, I took some pictures of my own yesterday morning and then sketched. Today I carved and printed. I think it's coming along just fine. I can see where I'd do things differently here, but I like it a lot and I like the fact that it's being okay with me to make imperfect/amateur work. After all, I am an amateur, really! How long do I get to claim that though....maybe my human figures and perspective will always be slightly wonky (that's a possibility)(wonky as in...amateurish :^) we all know I like wonky).
I wonder if I'll ever try woodblock carving - what can you do with wood carvings that you can't on soft block, I wonder? This is about a 4x5" size, and I printed it on a piece of paper I received in a portfolio sampler from Canson. I asked them for some samples barely a week ago and a big fat envelope of beautiful paper was waiting for me when I arrived home this evening. Sweet!! And free!
I am so sleepy. I was up at 6:45 this morning, despite the fact that I could've slept about forty-five minutes longer. Hmmm....time to brush the teeths and zzzzz. Only - I think I smell cake! From downstairs! Jubenal is a cake-maker and I think he's at it again...ohhhh man...there was a lemon bundt cake at work today and I almost made the HUGE mistake of eating some but someone came along and flipped the lid over and NO it's not homemade, it's store bought and YES it contains soy oil! A big NO NO for Victoria!!!
I didn't obsess about it all day; in fact I'd quite forgotten about it. If I still want something lemony or cakey tomorrow, then I'll either make it or buy it.
Okay didn't I say I was going to brush my teeth? I am. Nighters.