Inch of the Day 5 September: My Art House Coop Sketchbook Performs In Oakville and Thoughts on Posterity

Art House Coop Tour 2015 My Sketchbook at Oakville Ontario August 2015Posted on the Downtown Oakville (Ontario) Facebook page – a picture of someone holding my sketchbook. That’s one well-groomed thumbnail, I have to say. The cuticle a full half-moon (as opposed to a full moon, or even 37 full moons).  That coffee filter eco print (under the thumb) is well on the way to becoming a quarter moon, don’t you think?

After Oakville, my sketchbook made one last stop in Toronto. It will now be safe and snug on its shelf in the Brooklyn Art Library. If you’re in Brooklyn any time, think of visiting the library and checking it out. And my others – I’ve three others archived there for posterity. And do let me know if you do. And there are thousands and thousands of other artists’ sketchbooks, all worth a long leisurely look.

I’ve been thinking about posterity in my artwork. Or more accurately, how to make them more site-specific and also time and space and culture specific. Then they will represent – for all posterity – something of history and archeo-history (is that a word?)

Eco Print Bundles Fabric Dyed with Rhubarb LeavesTo illustrate, the bundles on the right are eco prints that I’ve just finished steaming (2 hours). The brightly coloured twine is recycled sari silk yarn. The plant matter inside the bundles will have come from my garden, or a walk, or my allotment. I’m planning on developing my eco prints in a direction that reflects multi-culturality. Then, in some far-distant future, somebody really clever will read my artwork and see how it represented its time and space.

Inch a day is turning out to be a good idea. Are you doing some kind of inch (or mile, even) a day? What are you getting from it?  I’d like to know.




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3 Responses to Inch of the Day 5 September: My Art House Coop Sketchbook Performs In Oakville and Thoughts on Posterity

  1. Susan says:

    And well I might find them one day when in NY. Love love love your posts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • AnnIsikArts says:

      I’m sure it would be a real treat to view all the wonderful art that’s been donated from around the world. I plan on visiting myself. I’ve not been to NY. Yet. Hey, my shot of the moon looks like an apple. It’s a big apple. Maybe it’s a sign, or a message that it’s time I visited the Big Apple. 🙂


    • AnnIsikArts says:

      And I appreciate very much that you find something of value in my blog posts. I value our connection.


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