Sunday, July 01, 2007

Bet you thought I would never finish it...
Frankly, I did too.
In the meantime I did the cover of a book. Among other things.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

painting update

Hah! I see hours more work.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

GADS!! I look at my old posties and find that I haven't kept this place very well updated. Painting pix tomorrow, I will be shocked at the change. That one painting is taking forever. I guess it is because of the delicate lines.

In the mean keep you amused, this is a pic of me I took at work today with my new Samsung t805. (I think that is the correct model number). What an awesome camera for a phone!! LOVELY! This pic is, a you should be able to guess, meant to be funny. I almost can't belive it is me it looks so strange. But it draws me in as well.


Saturday, July 22, 2006

more painting...

This is the painting with the ants and the little figure...I'm still working on it. You can see the figure upside down in the upper left corner

This is a detail of the painting I started today.

This is the base painting. The daughter, knowing me asked me what is coming next. I told her to "think snow". This is the "under painting". More layers will accrue over these images.

What fascinates me is that I didn't start out looking for male and female imagery. Yet, amazingly, that imagery appeared. It seems trite to me and was not intentional. But, because it was not intentional, I'm intrigued at it's occurrence.

Thank you for looking.

Luvvies! L!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

I've been working on some paintings.
Had an idea or two.
So, this is what I'm ready to share sooo far. (No, not sofa!, so far)

This is the first in the series. Of course you cannot see alot of what is going on and some of the textures are lost. And I'm sure I'm not the best photographer in the worrrld.

This is a detail of the first (test) painting.

This is a tiny 2-inch square which is a detail I got hung up on in the second painting in the series.

Funny thing is, and you would never guess it, up and to the left of this figure I painted a fairly comic image of an ant. I was wondering what compelled me to paint an ant to begin with. I am not really crazy about the critters and fire ants are particularly no fun. I wondered if I was painting familiar surroundings. I guess one could construe the beginnings of this painting as me saying Florida is oppressing me and the joker/trickster of an ant is having fun at my expense. But that really wasn't what was going on in my head. I paint this figure in this position sometimes. I've even sculpted her in bronze. It is one of my favorite sculptures of mine. You just want to hold her and surround her. Dunno.

Now that company has gone, perhaps I'll have more time to paint.


Sunday, June 18, 2006

new endeavors

This is a pic of Nora and Malena at Balticon. This is the best pic I have of the tatter skirt I made. Nora honored me by asking if she could wear it for opening ceremonies. :-)

Been working on cleaning the garage. Perhaps I'll get started painting again soon. I have a space cleared and I'm ready to set up the area for painting. R said he would put cardboard down for me tomorrow. Painting can make quite a mess.

So ideas...when I want them, they seem to come, mostly in the middle of the night when I wake and can't sleep. I've always used layers in painting and some you can see through like windows...I guess this reflects how I think. I saw the most wonderful set of paintings with all the concepts I've been focusing on incorporated into them. I've used pure linseed oil to make windows and mixed paint with marble dust for texture and thickness. But I'm thinking, hell, why play around, I could just pour polyurethane and buy spackle to mix with the paint. Of course there is the consideration of whether the pieces will destruct. :-) Trial, error, research.

A predominant theme in my paintings is relationships. I obsess with relationship dynamics and take them to paintings to try to find resolution. You may know me well enough to know that some people might consider me a little odd. This aspect of me can cost me friends and it can endear people to me. I am me and can only be me so, in the course of just being me (and yeah, I've tried to tone down but that doesn't seem to work), I lose friends and scare people away. I find this distressing, but something I have come to accept to some degree. Anyway, this is the running theme in my paintings and art along with my relationship with the goddess and my spiritual side.

Can't wait to get started!


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sooo...Balticon 40, the year and I turn 40. Pretty funky.

After endless preparation to make everything work out, I am now jobless until next year.

All the feedback suggests that B40 succeeded with great acclaim. No better con had most attended and certainly not I. Of course problems arose, but I think most were because people were tired and stressed. I just ask one thing, "Can't we all just get along?"

I was fully prepared to hate the Hunt Valley, but rather liked it in the end. As for the complaints of walking, well, I take every opportunity to exercise.

As for my role and my part in B40, I was happy to be able to meet so many new people as well share some time with various guests of honor. Rosemary Wolfe is such a sweet person and I'm honored to have had the opportunity to meet her. I didn't know of Gene Wolfe prior to his being chosen as GoH, but he is absolutely charming and witty! He got one of my tongue and cheeck comments that appeared to elude the others. And I enjoyed Neil's anecdotes to and from the airport. Malena, despite being sick, was as sweet and lovly as I figured her to be. Lorraine plays a mean violin! What talent!! But I must say that meeting Lisa was, for me, the high light of the B40. We've been communicating for a couple years now and finally have met face to face. I have to help convince her to move closer.

Yep! and I sure threw a wonderful party! She has now given me two titles! The first is Chief Package Inspector and the newest is Cruise Director.

It's all over now. I look forward to next year.