is just wishful thinking... this past week has been unusually cold here and joining the ground squirrels in hibernation is just so appealing right now. We desperately need rain but this winter is so dry.
I am finding it hard to draw and paint...lacking in inspiration (and heat) but did spend some time sketching out some ideas for some ceramic pieces. I love this doll-shape - simple and sculptural. I am thinking of textures and story ideas to add into the form.
I have been asked to go into Shelly's nursery and give them an art class next week. They learnt about Van Gogh this week - remembering mainly the facts that he cut his ear off and committed suicide!!! I thought of continuing with a Van Gogh related session or maybe something to do with trees as its the holiday of tu bishvat on Tuesday...

have been listening to londons capital radio all week - missing the british humour :)

10 Comments:

  1. stephanie s said...
    i too would be so happy to be on a jet plane somewhere... maybe to the land of where inspiration grows on trees? i need some fruit of inspiration right about now. i like your doll concept, looking forward to seeing how it develops.
    -s
    muertoderisa said...
    i definitely have the itch to travel...but not the time. for now i am just happy to be getting visitors. an old friend from L.A. this weekend and my sister from N.Y. at the end of next month.
    i can't wait to see how the doll turns out!
    Babelfish said...
    Your drawings for the ceramic pieces are beautiful, love the idea. We have lots of rain over here, perhaps I can send some over :P Sunshine, how I miss thee...how exciting to be teaching at Shelly's nursey.
    kelly said...
    julie...i am crazy in love with those doll sketches!!! oh so lovely. i can't wait to see the next phase...textures + stories to come too? please report back soon!!!

    + so great that you're teaching at the nursery class. hope the sun makes it's way to you soon...in the meantime make lots of tea + eat cake while you listen to the british banter : )
    Uschi said...
    Hah! Your minds working on and on and these doll shapes are interesting!
    This nursery project also sounds great! If I look at how art is teached here I become sad. Go out and give them some roots!!
    simple me said...
    hi Julie,

    to answer to your question about how I can get that smooth effect on the ceramic pieces ... you need to use clay without (or with very fine) grogs http://www.scarvapottery.com/opencontent/default.asp?itemid=335§ion=PRODUCTS. when the piece is finished and in the leather hard stage you will need to smooth it completely with a metal kidney. I usually smooth it as I go along, so it is easier when it comes to do the finishing touches.

    I think those dolls would look absolutely fantastic in a larger scale, lets say at least half a meter high :)

    I hope you have a great weekend ... or what is left of it

    take care
    maditi said...
    I´d love to leave my place on a jet plane too ;)
    your sky looks really beautiful, as are your ideas for ceramic class!!
    gracia said...
    Feeling very much like a squirrel in (summer) hibernation. Indoors, lots. And reading as often as I can. I ought to be drawing more but I just can't seem to get in the mood.
    take care, g xo
    amisha said...
    the doll sketches are beautiful. i love the textures on the bottom. and yes yes to a jet plane and beautiful blue skies... it has been raining here for days! xoxo
    bugheart said...
    i love the
    doll drawings...
    they remind me
    of work by
    sophie taeuber...
    have you seen it?
    xo

Post a Comment