Earlier this year I began posting a lot more on Tumblr. I really do love Tumblr, but the problem is that when I reblog other posts, my personal posts get lost in the sea of posts that is Tumblr. So I am going to be making a few blog posts to post the stuff that got lost at sea and was never posted here. My Typepad will be my blog of record, so to speak, where interested parties can scroll back to see what I've been up to. My artist Tumblr will be only photos of my artwork, with no reblogs. My personal Tumblr is my mish-mash Tumblr blog, so I won't post anything there that I don't mind being lost. I've come to view it like passing friends or acquaintances on the street, stopping to chat and share stories, then moving on.
I posted this on Tumblr sometime early this year:
I like Tumblr for different reasons than my other blog, which is Typepad. My Typepad blog is like writing a book a few pages at a time. It is very orderly.
Tumblr is more like an ocean community with the users in different kinds of boats, tossing cool stuff at each other. Because I post original material (my artwork or other musings) as well as Reblog other content, it seems my Tumblr posts get carried away in the waves, but any content may wash back up occasionally onto my dash. Reading back through my Tumblr blog would be quite a slog after a few weeks. But I enjoy the constant churning energy of Tumblr.
I posted this pic back in May 2013 (she's in my ALD journal). I also posted a pic of her on Twitter. I didn't like this piece, but one of my Twitter friends did. I got a sample of Golden's 'Absorbent Ground' to try (at a local art supply store) and I really didn't like the surface. It was too thick and heavy, like painting on a stucco wall. I declared her a failure. But when my Twitter friend said she liked her, I took a closer look. Maybe this painting was telling me something about keeping it loose and losing my uptightness in my art.
Last December 2013 I stretched and gessoed six canvases, so I took some pics.
I always lint-roll the surface of the canvas to get cat fur and my hairs off of it before I gesso.
And now I want to take those paintings off the stretcher bars and restretch them again!
Also over the holiday break I experimented with painting over my pencil drawings.
Our 2013 Holiday pic:
As always, I post most of my photos on my Twitter.