messy studio at the Indianapolis Art Center Posted by Hello

Crisis of Confidence

I’ve fallen out of my groove, lost the flow. I’ve been looking at websites, trying to get the courage to put my own up. And now I’m stalled, feeling less confident about my work than before, when it seemed to flow effortlessly.

All of the talk on quiltart and the various blogs about gelatin plate printing and messy studios inspired me into a frenzy of printing and messing. So I have some photos of my studio at the Indianapolis Art Center-not in pristine condition. IF I can get them posted.

I realize that I am soooo fortunate-I actually have two studios-one at home with my stash and sewing machines, and one at the Art Center for messy stuff, where I have my etching press. So at seems pretty silly to moan about confidence, when I just need to get to work. And by golly, that’s what I’ll do (as soon as I figure out how to get a few pictures up!

Black and white

Okay, I’ll figure this out eventually. This is the discharge piece that I’m working on the for the Black and White show at the Art IN Hand Gallery in May. The fabric that I bought at Walmart is discharging nicely to white. I free form cut the rectangles into ovals, now to decide the next step. I’ve been working from the inspiration of a bead that caught my eye recently. I went back to buy the bead, and it’s either gone or I imagined it. Oh well, inspiration in any form is good.

Hello Picassa

Sheesh, this uploading of pictures is not easy!! I’m trying to show some of the work that I have in the gallery in Bloomington, IN. I’m going to try to show some of my work in progress, don’t know if I’ll be able to figure it out.

Okay, so the cat picture wasn’t what I had in mind! Back to the instructions.