Yes, I really am. Getting a real studio in a building full of other artists and out of my home was the best thing I ever did. I have gotten so much done and I hate to leave at the end of the day. There have been times I have been tempted to stay late but, with it still getting dark early and the fact that we are not in the best neighborhood, I always leave before dark. I have considered taking my dog with me (rather protective German Shepherd) and I think I will next week. There’s plenty of room for him and other artists bring their dogs so, why not? I did take him one day and, when I took him for a walk, it was obvious that the colourful characters who hang out across the street at the Ministry for Community (who sit right out in the open smoking joints, dealing drugs, etc) were very leery of him. I have actually spoken to several of the “regulars” over there…one young man likes to sing and has a wonderful voice (he should have tried out for American Idol- I have no doubt he would have made it) and I encourage him on a regular basis.
Anyway, I have been working on two blocks for the “Dream Rocket” project; one 2′x2′ and one 4′x4′. The former is nearly done and the latter started out as one topic but it just wasn’t working for me. I needed to rework the background because the fabric I purchased was only 44″ wide. Upon reworking the background I came up with a topic that was completely different from the original but on a topic dear to my heart- world literacy. Anyway, here are some photos from the studio taken over the last 2 1/2 weeks.
As you can see, the colours in the last image are a little washed out. I am shooting with my pocket camera. Saving the big camera for when my new lights come.
No studio time tomorrow as I am having a biopsy at 10 am. I figure to use the weekend to heal as I imagine I will be a little sore and I don’t think sewing and wrestling all that fabric around after having my left breast sliced open in several spots would be much fun. So, I will skip my normal Saturday at the studio and stay home and watch my Penguins play (get well soon Max but don’t rush it). And Sunday I will be saying “Who Dat?” as I cheer for the Saints while abusing my diet by eating meatballs, chicken wings and drinking some fine Canadian beer!
Sorry about the sideways pics.Â I thought I had fixed them but apparently not.Â All I can think of is to delete them and reload them but I am just too tired to do it right now.