Half-way done?

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Motivation has been sliding out the door along with my energy levels. Yes, I get bored quickly when having to create multiples of anything and that’s probably why I attempt projects like this. It forces me to confront this problem head on. That’s probably why I never settle on just one art form to pursue. I’m always jumping between different ideas and media in order to keep my brain satisfied. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I forced myself to work in only one area….   but I don’t think the outcome would be good.

I finally have part of sculpture #4 wired up but I’m still working on the individual flower parts. This particular camas was created from a dictionary. Our heat has been a tad high (95F or 35C) which certainly makes the sculpture parts dry quickly when placed outside. The clock is ticking and I’ll be lucky to plunk out another 4 camas plus backdrop before the installation date of September 1. Then there are a few weddings to attend and various other engagements. I think Halsey will have to be happy with 8 (or 7) completed stalks.

I’ll be borrowing a truck on Thursday to collect parts needed for the backdrop. Plus picking up a couple of kayaks. This part is a surprise for my husband who happens to be off in Texas with family right now. Oh, I so want to be out on the water right now!


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I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

7 thoughts on “Half-way done?

  1. These are fabulous. I can’t wait to see the finished installation. I know what you mean about whether or not to focus on one or two genres. I force myself to stick mostly to drawing and printmaking because there isn’t enough time, but I am so desperate to be doing some sculpture and some painting and some installation and……

    1. I cave too easily! But I also look at artists in history who did painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture and various other creative thinking in their lifetime. I figure, if they can do it, why can’t I.

  2. The camas are looking great, you just need to push through the halfway point so you can feel the end coming. I also know what you mean about wanting to do work in different mediums. I get so many ideas, they are like bright shiny things that catch my eye and I want to play with them all. I am not good at repetition and really have to force myself to complete a series of work before I move on.

    1. Yes, bright shiny things are rather grabbing! Thanks so much for your comment and support. I’m looking forward to this week becoming something good. Plus I already know I’ll be at the coast next weekend. The first time in well over a year! Something extra to boost production this week. 🙂

  3. I am another flitter between mediums – but it is too tempting to keep moving, rather than stick with just one! I try to convince myself that drawing is the essence in each one, whether its drawing, painting, printmaking, book making …. the camas really are looking good, fight your way through to the end, it will be worth it!

    1. I think that’s why I’m drawn to your work Anna! Our brains are running along similar lines.
      Yes, I’ll keep plugging along with the project. My goals are becoming more realistic and I think the city will still like the project.

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