Days go by so slowly and yet the years fly by. Well I’m thirty one and still awkwardly out of place and somewhat defiantly being my own unique individual, not quite a ‘real’ artist, nor a ‘true’ craftsman. I don’t buy into the belief that concept is the one and only god of art, and I still hold true to the idea that art made without technique is
obnoxious, boring crap. Any who I’m not making work to fit into the art world so it hardly matters. I’m making art that I want to see and experience and that I hope others do as well and it seems to so in that respect my art is a success. It has been something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately having been severely disappointed by the art world and the hedonistic, art being worshiped by it over substance and skill.
Anyway my postcards finally arrived the day before my birthday and they look good although they are thinner that I had expected.
But they are still usable as postcards. I’m thinking of charing $1.50 for them given that they are thinner than I would have liked. And maybe offering personal handwritten postcards for $10 if people are interested. I’m not really sure if people will be interested or not but I figured I’d give it a go as I personally collect postcards and would buy personal cards from artists if available. I’ve also been making some earrings, using my Toho beads instead of my Miyuki beads as that is what everyone one else is making them with and they are fine though I like my Miyuki’s more. The above photo is an experiment that is not going to work for its intended use, so
I’ll do something else with it but have gone back to working on my fuchsia cube. its a bit hard to tell but in the circle is one bead on the thread which will be the centre bead of nine that join the two sections together. The thread will go through it about six times as i add in the next four beads.
At the moment the whole thing is supper floppy and I’ve gone back to working on it as I don’t want it to pull on the thread too much. It’s better to get it done and put on the final layer to firm it up. Hopefully I have enough beads to finish it, it might be a close thing though.
here is a photo from earlier when I was just starting the base of the first top cube. hopefully I’ll be finishing the last tomorrow and then building them up before turning the project over and building up the last four cubes ready to put on the last layer of beads. It will take a while at any rate.
ugh there is so much to write about but my first alarm for work has gone off so I had better finish up and I’ll try to post again tomorrow.
All the best lou.