I'm not exactly sure what has made me resist writing these last two days for AEDM2013. I plan to do a wrap up post tomorrow and then rush right into posting for the Creative Every Day challenge.
Today I worked on functional art. Very very practical and for organization sake, I painted a simple shelf my friend, Stacy, gave me at a great price - free. I can always use places to put my stuff so I can see it, so I took the shelf and painted it a Winter Grey and then added some ballet slipper pink as well, speckles (and in some cases more than speckles - ooops!)
I stacked up the majority of my fabrics including a lot of vintage 70's as well as linens which I have been using for rag rugs and as accents on other pieces. I have a tendency to forget what I have. I find myself at a rummage sale or estate sale - where I purchase most of my fabrics, especially vintage - and I can't remember what I have on hand.
I figure this will help me a lot.
On the top of the shelf is a piece of iron from a building built in 1912 very close to my home that is getting demolished. I've been poking amidst the salvage (yes, you will see some other art there, too, that I actually create!) I have no idea what this piece of iron was, but it intrigues me and deserves to be out and admired.
Also on top are my book sculptures which people have been enjoying a lot. Yesterday I worked on an abstract and decided to do a series of abstracts inspired by the writers of Concord, Massachusetts. This first abstract (no photo yet) is named Louisa and Henry and Laurie and Jo. Little Women might catch the reference: Jo is Louisa and Laurie is reported to be none other than Henry David Thoreau.
Come back tomorrow for the wrap up... or at the latest, Monday. I must get over my resistance! This has been such a fruitful month with so many great people I've come to know - I want to be sure to memorialize it!
While it is late to join Art Every Day Month - Leah Piken Kolidas has been inspiring many of us for years! Check it out - the website is awesome and has a Creative Every Day Year Long Challenge I am sure you will enjoy!
Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, performance poet, Mommy and mixed-media artist. Her word-love themed art will be for sale at First Friday each month in Downtown Bakersfield. Check out the links below to follow her on a bunch of different social media channels, especially if you find the idea of a Word-Love Party bus particularly enticing.
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