I’ve been somewhat quiet on the blog over Christmas and New Year. That doesn’t mean I’ve been doing nothing. On the contrary. I spent the Christmas period looking at art. I looked and looked. I must have looked at hundreds even thousands of images, of all media. This was mainly through Pinterest. I met some new people, made fine new artistic connections. It is awe-inspiring, all the creativity going on, and to be able to link up with creative folks everywhere.
I thought and thought, too, over the holidays. One thing I haven’t thought of doing this year is a 2015 timetable. I have a folder full of annual timetables. Some of them are very prettily done. I should frame and exhibit them. As timetables, all they achieved was to prove to me how it is impossible for me to achieve all that I want to achieve. So instead of wasting two weeks working out another impossible to do timetable, I decided just to get on with the impossible work.
Get out of bed, do the work. I suppose that’s a timetable.
I’ve done a heap of eco prints on a variety of surfaces. I’ll be developing those in various directions. This here is on khadi paper and I’ve then added a layer of encaustic. It’s only 6 inches square. It’s translucent, held up to the light. It looks like a collage, but it’s not. The plant matter I used has embossed the paper. They are imprints, like fossil imprints.
And it’s the first work I’ve put up for sale in my very newly reactivated Etsy shop, which was very dusty and cobweb-ridden. I plan to use the shop to sell small works.
The works will be fragments of larger projects. Well, my Below the Line project, which I’ve been having lots of ideas about. I figured out, during all my looking and thinking over Christmas, how to describe what is to be found Below the Line. Or at least, one way.
I felt this eco print was good enough to let go (to a good home). You can read all about how it came about in the shop.
Definition of art: something to say and a method of saying it. Simple; well, not.