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October 21, 2005

artist's way open studio (october)

by gl. at 12:34 am

tonight's open studio went pretty well, considering we turned away three people thinking we were full, but then two rsvps never showed. those who came were welcomed w/ spicy apple cider warming on the studio stove. shaedra returned, a newly married woman w/ photographs and the speaker sven lent her in august. we also got a last-minute inquiry from a printmaker and former tech writer from mary lansing's 8-week group who was both kind and conversational. it made for a very pleasant autumnal evening, and when we returned home, a copper-rimmed moon was rising above powell butte while fog gathered on the streets below.

["not yet": click to see the other intuitive collages]

you may not be able to tell, but this is a very dimensional piece: i got out the hot glue and added a rusty nail at the top, a tufted pink fuzzy scrap, a round metal bit with tiny little sharp points, and a folded paper star. ordinarily i gather collage pieces i think will work together before the open studio to get a head start, but this one was truly intuitive, simply using whatever appealed to me, and i can tell the difference. it's much less carefully composed, but much more expressive of my mood.

posted by gl. | October 21, 2005 12:34 AM | categories: artist's way