I don't know what to paint. I'm not even sure if I want to paint. All the upheaval of moving seems to have blasted all my creative systems. I can hardly sit down to tackle anything.
So, I'm making a plan. I am going to make some copies of Schiele drawings to learn about hands. I am going to tear up a bunch of 8x8 watercolor papers and just play on them until something happens that I like. I am going to force myself to experiment and not worry about ANY outcome. I am searching for workshops of artists that I admire to maybe go to one of their workshops next year.
I had been wanting an altered denim vest. I found a 1980's circa denim jacket (complete with fringe down the arms and on the back) at our local thrift store. I tore off the fringe and hacked away at the sleeves and sides of the jacket until a made a shape I was rather happy with and added some little ethnic embroidery bits that I have been packing around for a decade or so. Thrifted skirt and boots, a new lightweight turtleneck and jewelry I have had for years rounded out the outfit. I think I look quite artsy-fartsy!
And a rather ancient collage thrown in for good measure so that you know I'm an artist as well as a person who has fun with clothes.
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