Monday, 29 November 2010

time is an elastic band

                                                                     

Well, I didn't see that coming:  November come and (almost) gone.
And I have my 1st non-acquainted "follower", Green Papilio.  Welcome!

It's not that I haven't been creating, but the job I chose to do has been sooo time-consuming even as the days pass quickly.  I've always said that time is like an elastic band.  It was heartening to read Elizabeth Gilbert's reference to the Balinese perception of time, how it shrinks and expands depending on one's state of mind (in her book Eat,Pray,Love which I just finished.)

I set myself the task of creating a host for the Liquitex transparent acrylic "ink" that I bought last spring.  A 1920's silhouette evolved on which I planned to place a myriad of pattern.  What fun.




And then I thought, why not a mirror image in which I could play with the symmetry.  I usually draw only one subject and felt that I was overdue to incorporate a 2nd.  I would have drawn 3 if my paper was big enough.
And oh, the paper: it is a luscious and hearty fine grain cold press 140lb. acid-free watercolour paper measuring 18"x24" in Canson's XL series. (So much for humble materials.)

So thank-you for bearing with me as I continue to explore the possibilities.



                                                                 All good wishes to All.

3 comments:

barbara@sparrowavenue said...

Hi, I love the work you've been involved with (just playing catch-up). Hope you haven't abandoned the dolls, as they have a random freshness about them.
Love the images too around your home: yours aren't as "grey" as T.O.'s
Crazy busy, sorry I haven't been around...

Elise Muller said...

Groovy clothes on these funky ladies! Perhaps you should be a textile designer too! I like how the one lady has mismatched stockings LOL!

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thank-you Barbara and Elise for noticing. I, too, thought about the textile design as a career direction until I started until I realized how hard it was to come up with something truly original,... so I opted for crazy combinations.
And yes, there will be more dolls!
I so enjoy your enthusiasm.

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