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May 28, 2014


Tuesday I was sucked up by the need to work but torn between jobs.  The day started with working on my new job as website manager for the Arts Center. Nothing like learning new frustrating computer stuff while trying to balance art obligations! I’m in a steep learning curve at the moment, it’s bugging the heck out of me and I find it hard to set aside. I actually had to forcibly shift myself to work on the camas model. Put some tunes on and get going!  Tuesdays experiment  focused on how wax would mix with wire & PVA glue. My current wax is a parafin/beeswax mix. The below image is part of my model. It’s one of the flower buds but hanging down to allow the wax to drip off.

wax pod-b

Hopefully by Friday afternoon I’ll have some good images, sketches and writings to submit for the city. Today I’m off to Newberg and McMinnville to check out some galleries with friends. I think there will be a stop off at an art supply shop too!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 28, 2014 7:46 am

    People have no idea how hard artists work. If I had a pound for everyone who dais, ‘How lovely to sit around all day doing art’ – I wish……..

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 28, 2014 8:57 am

      Ha! That’s a good one! You would be rich! I think that really says something about our culture not recognizing artists/designers as valuable to society. Other cultures certainly place the arts in a much higher standard than here. A friend said the same thing to me a few weeks ago when I was showing her all the dog prints I had just removed from a show. “It must be nice…” and “oh, that looks like something from manipulating a photo”. Grrrr! She works with my husband in the world of oceanography. Her mom dabbles in art, but probably isn’t trying to make a living from it. Nothing like getting negative comments!
      Hopefully the Camas project can become educational for the viewers if they choose to follow the progression on the blog. I’m already off in my days, thinking yesterday was Wednesday… Oh my brain is working overtime right now!

      • May 28, 2014 11:09 am

        Ah I thought it was the time difference lol 😀

      • paperstew permalink*
        May 28, 2014 6:07 pm

        No, just a tired brain not aware of what day it is….

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