Monday, October 20, 2014

phase 5 - have the fortitude to try again (and again, and again...)

A busy week in Artlandia!

More parrots! I know, one might think that I have enough parrots already, but these are different (promise!) - they're printed in green ink on every shade of green paper that could find and marble (marblise?) earlier in the week. (And such a good example of trying again-again-again, haha) Next up will be adding ink and finding them an art home...
 This is a "representative sample," with more waiting to be cut out. 
I also printed a ton of birds (another "representative sample")
and some squirrels
 I also started this block which (fingers crossed!) may be really nice when it's finished...but right now - it's a little challenging (ok, or a lot challenging - there may have been tears involved.)

putting my flower photos to good use
It was my birthday this week! All my favorite things came together - talking to/ seeing family and friends, kitties (who I gave extra treats on the big day - they may not know "birthday," but they understood "happy day when we get lots of treats" - close enough ;) ), flowers, cookies, books, time spent outside with creatures - fun times! And, naturally, there was art!

My Penates gave me blue flowers.
Egon Schiele, Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Standing
Edith Schiele in StripedDress),1915
Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands

Line going around the block at the Whitney -

On birthday weekend, I was going to try to see the Jeff Koons exhibition at the Whitney before it closed, but the line was around the block, and crowds are on the "I prefer not to" I went to see a different show instead (and I think I enjoyed it more!) The Egon Schiele: Portraits show at the Neue Galerie. While there, I also got to visit Klimt's Adele Bloch-Bauer (love, love.)

It's starting to get cold and dark, so I've been spending as much time outside as I can trying to fortify my memories of creatures and sunlight for winter.

Animals photographed this week

Also...I was really into boats this week (??? - who knows :p )