Thursday, July 24, 2008


I was outside on the picnic table earlier, and huge bee started to attack me. I jumped, ducked, flailed my arms around, and hopped. I was hoping no one saw me... But when I looked up, a woman from my class was standing there with a confused, yet amused look on her face. Trying to explain myself I just said, "Bee" but it came out like a little kid saying, "Bee?"... She laughed and said, " I thought you were doing some sort of exercise moves, with a cigarette." Busted for my irrational fear of buzzing... once again.

I did make some serious progress in the studio... I transfered the wrapping paper to wood. I did this by using Matte Medium and placing the picture side down, and then rubbing really hard... Then I let it dry, and washed the paper off the back leaving the image. Then I cut some wall paper samples and collaged it on with wax. I have photo copies of some of my bird drawings, so I cut out the hummingbird.. I'm not so sure he'll go this piece... we'll see.

One great tip I got from Sheryl (who was my instructor in the first class I took up here), was to start with 6 or 7 surfaces... So that way I won't feel anxious about trying images/colors. If an image doesn't look right on one piece, I can do it differently on another. I've been using that advice and it really helps.

I feel like all I've been doing is work work work... (and a little emailing). I'm glad I'm making work, but I don't pay attention to other classmates enough to notice if there are any odd characters in this class... actually the class dynamic is great... we're all kinda on the same page... the page that reads "work, work, work." Although there is one girl who also blogs... and used to blog for a porn site... I haven't asked her about it... so I don't know more than that.

I really need to get R(H)onda to the car doctor... she sounds a little funny... My car is trashed... ugh.

Now I'm back in Ashevegas... I just gave Cas her "Crickets" painting. She loves it. I'm glad I didn't toss it when it was driving me insane. We're off to see the Old 97's... and then I'm not sure if I'll go back to Penland tonight or tomorrow yet... there is so much more work I wanna do... 2 1/2 weeks just isn't enough time!


Justin Voight said...

Your new work is so cool. I really like it! You have a great sense of humor in your writing and I always laugh at your bug stories. Funny!

Anonymous said...

Matt Medium? I think he was in my intro to algebra class in middle school!