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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Degrees of separation...

I have (as usual) been really busy with the day jobs this week - I alternate between really resenting the time I have to spend on 'other stuff' to accepting it is inevitable if I am going to pay bills and continue to produce the work I want to. This week has tended towards the former (although I have been doing a project with a local school which has been an absolute joy and has made it easier). The drawing 'essences' I  began experimenting with a week ago have been languishing on a shelf as I haven't had time to do any more work on them. Interestingly the pigment on some have settled to the bottom of the bottle - whilst others are still evenly mixed. Not sure why - the pencils were the same make/ type? I shall leave undisturbed for a while longer to see whether there are any more changes.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Initial tests -wash & erase

Very much in progress - waiting for glue on petri dishes (sticking lids to bases) and 'washed' drawing to dry. Can't decide whether to use distilled water for washing - to prevent mould growing over time or to just see what happens.....

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Tomorrow is wash day!

My bottles have arrived (shown above with 5 cm diameter petri dish). I'm really pleased with them and tomorrow I am going to start my wash/ erase drawings.  I first toyed with this back in 2008 - so it is about time I got to grips with it..

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Residues, echoes, imprints and shadows..


I have decided to use the second phase of the Fabelist 'connect' project to get to grips with some ideas that have been bubbling away for longer than I would care to admit to! See my post here for more details: http://www.thefabelist.com/2012/04/residues-echoes-imprints-and-shadows-kate-smith/

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Tick - tock...

twist (top), release (bottom) - in progress
It's Sunday, the sun is shining and  I have a pile of washing and a very untidy house. I also have a long list of things to do - both art wise and for the day jobs. What I am going to do is to spend the day in my studio drawing. Alongside the smaller drawings I also have six large drawings that I'm working on (see above). I have specific outcomes in mind for these and  hope to have them all finished by the end of next year. So today I am going to ignore all the other things that need doing, get my (digital) pencil out and draw until my work shift at 6 pm...