Nov sixth

Today the painting did not go well. There are days when the act of painting feels good but the resolve is suspect. It is a visual art problem. Its only 11:30 pm so I have more time.

Today I reshapes the bronze weed for the vessel, now grinding and patina must wait for tomorrow as its late in the work room of my apartment so grinding maybe a bad idea. As for patina, I will admit i have done it in my apartment but I am trying to get control over myself and not use chemicals where I sleep.

Back to painting

bronze and blown glass
bronze and blown glass
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Nov Fifth

Today I made nothing but dinner,    Jury duty ………then went to the art walk.  It was good to see the work of other artist.

Nov fourth

I did not post yesterday. It was a long crazy day. I have entered here 3 images of grinding and cutting the kids work.  I teach kids. Using recycled glass, I had the class make anything they wanted, very small, to be cast in this free glass. I will post images on another day.

The last image is part of the series of work about the rain forest.

grinding kid glass
grinding kid glass
cutting kid glass
cutting kid glass
belt grinding kid glass
belt grinding kid glass
First of the rainforest logs
First of the rain-forest logs

The rich beautiful colors of the rain forest are fantasy. I have been making pieces about the textures of the earth. The desert and now the rain forest.Desert Vessel2desert

Nov second

Today: unload 2 kilns of kid mold, pour large wax of Ifat sculpture, wash dishes.

Of 13 kids molds, only one failed. Tomorrow I need to grind them. I spent most of the time I had to think and act upon my work, wondering if the Ifat sculpture in AL should be cut and opened to tell the story of her.

Not much progress on painting

But now sleep

i kiln of kid molds
i kiln of kid molds
Ifat rubber mold with mother mold, wax poured inside.
Ifat rubber mold with mother mold, wax poured inside.
Ifat mold, almost full, so far, 8 pounds of wax.
Ifat mold, almost full, so far, 8 pounds of wax.

Nov first 2015 My birthday.

Today, I am starting this as a way to tract my art work progress. It will be interesting to see how much I get done in the next year.

I have always looked at my day of birthday as  a good day to be born. I was born at 2:52 am on Halloween night. Easy to remember, all the parties are mine and people are dressed up in their fantasy when I come into the world.

This year my Friend took me to BC Canada for a few days of not teaching anyone anything.  I came back in time to go dancing to a DJ on Halloween night. Then I came home and painted until 3 am. My year began with a paint brush in my hand.

Now it is mid morning and I am going to blow glass.

Life is good

Now to blow glass. DSC_0381

Morning looking at Vancouver
Morning looking at Vancouver

DSC_0417Beginning of the first painting my year

making stuff