Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
My submission to Illustration Friday's special theme "Open". I wish I had time to create something brand new, but since I don't I figured submitting something was better than nothing at all!
This is also my very first time submitting to Illustration Friday. I really like how the site works, how navigating through submissions brings one to the artist's blog. Very neat. I think I will definitely be a more active participant in the future!
Monday, October 01, 2007
I think I really dislike writing reports or essays. I understand their merit, but I also resent them with every fibre of my being. It's not that I dislike writing, in fact I think I am a rather articulate and somewhat poetic writer when there is something that I am interested in enough to formulate into words.
I remember in high school I was a whiz at writing papers. Yet when I hit college [cegep] I suddenly went in a writing slump and received some of the worst marks ever on certain essays. I suppose I stopped caring about literature in my attempt to focus more on visual representation and stimulation. I stopped caring about the hidden significance in the written word.
Funny how I am now losing interest in the hidden significance behind art. Perhaps that isn't the best way to phrase it; I will try again: I am getting fed up with 'artists' trying to bullshit significance into their creations. In this information age it sometimes feels like art should represent something of 'deep significance' within the creator to be any good, or at least any good to the professor or curator. I think that's ludicrous.
My new resolution is to focus on the aesthetics and emotion/sensation my artwork emits. I'm tired of forcing a significance into something that would probably be far more interesting for the viewer to feel their way through and decide for themselves what it purports to them. That's not to say no thought will be put in on my end, that would be impossible. In critiques I am just tired of feeling like garbage is spewing from my palate when all I want to say is "I did this for the good feeling the aesthetics yield. Representation is up to the individual."
I better get back to my report.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
August seems to have revitalized me. For the past few weeks I have been feeling utterly unmotivated and lethergic. But with each passing day I feel I have more energy, more creativity and ideas and am looking forward to going back to university full time more and more.
July was busy travel wise, but I unfortunately only did one piece of artwork the entire month, the one to my right. I hope I get some more art done in August. I also hope to update my comic Snow Coast, which I haven't touched in forever but have a whole bunch of ideas written down for comics. We shall see, I suppose.
Here's a list of my mostly solid courses for 2007-2008:
6_credits: Painting, Drawing, Ceramics
3_credits: Spanish, Italian, History of Photography
I am most excited for ceramics which I have always wanted, but never had the chance to try my hand at. Also the language courses. And I have a lot of ideas for paintings swimming around in my head already.
With all that said: Happy August, everyone! Hope you will all enjoy this last month of vacation as much as I intend to.
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Saturday, June 23, 2007
Life is generally stabilizing once more. There is also a lot to look forward to currently. The more geeky part of me is in fits about next month being Harry Potter month. I try not to think about it too much because it is difficult containing my excitement. I am also excited because I get to go to Florida with my brothers to visit my dad. This is very exciting for multiple reasons. 1. Get to see my family 2. Get to travel and 3. All the photo opportunities!
But I must not get carried away. Need to focus on the now. Good day!
But I must not get carried away. Need to focus on the now. Good day!
Friday, May 18, 2007
I have been such a busy beaver lately. Between the 9-5 job, working on building up lots of art pieces, managing the sales I've been making, managing a household and attempting to be a social creature I feel as though I am left with little time to sit back. This isn't really true, of course. There is always time, I just seem to let it pass through my fingers too easily. I need to become even more time efficient, but part of me is slow and lazy and will probably always be. Ah well.
I am really happily surprised that I have made an etsy sale everyday for 4 days straight now [not including today, that is]. It's really encouraging and motivating to be reassured that my art isn't crap. I am also very content because all the money I make is going towards getting a laptop, an object I have wanted for near to 10 months now. In fact, it seems like lately I have gone a little electronic crazy. I even fantasize about upgrading my already amazing camera to a newer, more powerful model. I don't actually believe this will happen for a long time yet, but one can dream. The laptop will happen at the beginning of June if all goes as planned, though. One thing at a time.
Well, must be off! Need to pack up a parcel to ship out. I love packing them. It feels so satisfying.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I purchased a book of synonyms [printed in 1943] at the Salvation Army way back in September of 2006. I never really thought much of it until last week when inspiration struck. With using an underdrawing done in col-erase pencil, then penning or inking it in and finally adding the watercolour over top I have started a new art project which I am very enthused about. Thus far I have made four, one of which I gave away as a gift. The remaining ones are for sale on my etsy, if anyone is interested. I also let the words at the top of the page inspire me, such as the one to my right, which was completely inspired by "Sink Skipper". I also thought it would be neat to title them all what they say at the top.
It's refreshing to update with something other than photography for once. I love photography, but watercolours are so much fun to work with!!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Wow, it has been months! I don't undertand why I don't update this blog more often. I rather like it.
So now to business: My 'official' website is taking forever for its redesign to be completed, and because an art student can always do with a little extra cash, I've decided to make an etsy account. For the most part, I like etsy. Though, some aspects about it are a little sucky. I can deal with paying 20 cents for each item I have up, but the fact that if it does not get purchased within 4 months it gets taken down is a little silly. Due to this I am hesitant to put a lot of items for sale. Thus far I have prints from a series I did with a couple stuffed animals. I do want to put more items up for sale soon, but I'm going to have to be selective.
Anywho, if you're interested in having a peek at my etsy shop, you can find it at http://flossyflotsam.etsy.com/
I'll try to update here more often in the future! At least not leave months of silence between entries.