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Art Day is today.

So I thought I'd devote a large part of the day to making art. Visual art, that is. But what to work on?

I've also been wishing, for a few months, for the chance to get together with other artists in the same room, with pleasant conversation about life and artistic techniques, and friendly kibitzing/comments on each others' work. Of course, the artists I want to do this with live far away, so that isn't happening today. But I thought I would at least let you folks comment/kibitz on some of the unfinished projects littering my house in my art studio.

Don't worry if you're not a trained artist--you're welcome to come play regardless!

This post was delayed because in the bath I realized a few things about the scene in Fireborn I'm writing, so I came back to the computer and did verbal arts for a while.

Then I went outside to peek at the garden and take some pictures, and found some gorgeous copper-colored beetles on the hibiscus buds. Are these good bugs or bad? I don't know, so I captured a couple in a jar for My Angel to look at later.

(Here is the bug. Anyone know what it is?)

While I was outside, I took a few pictures of flowers, green tomatoes, and other plants.

Oh, and while I'm thinking about it, I want to thank the people on my friends list who have reminded me that photography is an art too! Thank you.

So, here's some projects in various states of unfinished.

The sketch of the instrument case is hopefully the start of a new "sponsor me" button, for things more musical in nature.   The topsy-turvy cat was inspired by one of haikujaguar 's one-card-draw comments to me, a while back.

The two dragons here are on tie-dyed t-shirts. The dragon amidst flowers is on a size L, the dragon who needs to be holding something (but what?) is on an XL. (These fabric paints are very soft, and very durable. I've had the paints still in great shape on t-shirts where the silk-screening is falling off and the material has worn thin enough to tear easily.)

I also sent a picture of an alien to my aol to put here, but it hasn't arrived in my in-box, and I'm ready to get some art done! Likewise some pictures of other paintings, and a canvass with a rip in it that I painted to make a place to hang dream catchers at art shows, but which, now that I've started it, I'm very tempted to turn into a painting. I really like the cloud-forms I did.

Oh well, maybe later.

What are you working on today?

And, what do you want to encourage me to work on today?

I'll post at least one update, maybe more depending on how much I get done.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 14th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I totally love the tie-dye dragon. I have never seen that pattern before and would love to have one!

My main Art Day post is over on Gaiatribe, with a poem and some encouragement for people to do creative things today:

But what I'm mainly working on now is the text for the Torn World plant that we're collaborating on!
Aug. 14th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Cool!
I designed both of these tie-dyes to be painted on. The spiral and the blue & white sky background is all dye, the dragon itself is a combination of dye and fabric paints, with the wings being all fabric paints. (-:
Aug. 14th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Cool!
Oh, wow. That's really clever!
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Aug. 14th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
It's much easier to keep my spirits up while doing things I love.
Aug. 14th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Aug. 15th, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)
I love the painting and I love the shirts!! I could see the painting sitting on a wall with 2 smaller, square canvases each with either trumpet-like flowers or with the bird repeated, facing the main canvas on each side.

The little clay critters look cute :)

Did you see my post with my photos? I hope that can provide some inspiration for you too.
Aug. 15th, 2009 11:02 am (UTC)
Thanks. (-:
Aug. 15th, 2009 09:07 am (UTC)
The art is gorgeous. :)

I am working on a proposal to be sent to a publisher. Never knew it was so much work - but the draft is done. ;)
Aug. 15th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)

Anything you do for the first time is more work than when you do it again. At least, it is so for me. And you're still recovering, which makes a difference too.

And thank you, for the comment on my art.
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