working with my sketch but had a few distractions...all good but need a few hours to focus on this. I'm thinking the top 10 x 10 piece which is separate in this totem will have a layer of papers stacked or something....and I will have to brace it in the ...

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working with my sketch but had a few distractions...all good but need a few hours to focus on this. 


I'm thinking the top 10 x 10 piece which is separate in this totem will have a layer of papers stacked or something....and I will have to brace it in the back I think and a piece of wood where I want to have the black dots and short sticks...it's floating around in my head now which is OK  but pretty soon it's going to drive me crazy if I can bring these ideas out and see how they will work...Thanks giving preparation with a few distraction like I said. 


 
    

Last Class and WOW !











As the students work through their collage work, I'm always seeing how their doing through the course of the class.  Some one on one time, So I'm not one for a major critic at the end.  I'm a firm believer in the act of doing to learn.  Some times we want to go one way with our art but we aren't sure how to get there and we take the small steps to nudge ourselves to that spot.  As we do that we are constitutionally learning through the choices we make.   I'm a lover of process work...that is my favorite place to being...and it's also a place I get the most frustrated too.  Love / Hate balances itself eventually and you grow as an artist and human being.

 
Some of us like and want to be told just what to do and how to fix it, make it and create it so we have an accomplished piece.  But what fun would that be if it was so instant...The challenge is in the messy bits, the life and being alive comes out of  the mess bits and moments...

So these gals create some wonderful work and and expressive work too. I'm so proud of them...

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So between things.....


I've been playing around with shapes...how to use them and doodle with them and what every comes up...this morning while doing my morning pages....I was stuck with need to put them down on the pages and what would you do differently with the shapes..and how can they be something else in a pattern...rambling..but it's documented and not rolling around in the mindscape. 


I don't talk as much as I would like to with my mom,  She's a busy woman,  75 I believe and a school bus driver and a care giver for my step father Bill,  They were both truck driver that travel across United States for many years...Husband and Wife team drivers.  So proud of them...So I found this on Facebook my mom dressed up as a nurse.  How cute she is...and good to see Bill too, he looks so happy. 



So in my collage sketchbook I decided to create a beginning sketch of a Collage Totem, I have a class that's to start in January and it's good to refresh my steps before hand...and I'm making a hand out packet for the class...something I do for me mostly so I can stay on course when teaching and for the students...which as I would do too take my own notes while in class but afterwards when I would continue I would have the info to do just that.  

Well off to explore this totem sketch further. 

 
    

Mouse....making of one, Win, Win



I found a pattern on Ann Wood Handmade   this pattern is free and well I decided to use what I had and that was some denim and leather for the tail.  I had some book thread and a big needle to get through that leather.  The little pattern..what was I thinking.  What I was thinking it this is a first draft of the experience I  know I was going to have some issue and problems with it...but I did it anyways.  I look into some felt or softer material and different thread and stuffing,  I use cotton balls for this one.  I have a big bag upstairs in the attic full of stuffing to use... 
I feel its a win, win situation...

There's been the spirit of the mouse not in the house but calling upon me and I'm looking it as the winter months come around the corner...there is some insightful stuff to be aware about in my own behavior and personality. 

    

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