So I survived the beginning stages of cleaning my studio. These journal pages came out of that effort. I found a really cool black and white photography magazine that I didn't remember I had (what a surprise, huh?) and it got me inspired.
Back to the studio...right now it's even worse than it was before I started, mainly because I began pulling drawers apart and organizing. It's quite a job. I have big pieces of paper, little pieces of paper, tiny bits of collage material (some of which I used yesterday in my journal so I could get it out of that room!), pieces of fabric; oh my. I have company coming over this Saturday for dinner (can't wait to see you, Ed and Heidi!), so I'm going to wait until next week, then clear the entire room out and paint it. Then we'll do the flooring, shelves, furniture and I'll organize and move it all back in there. I'm very excited! It will be so nice to have a pleasant space to work in and not a junk room.
Today I've spent the better part of the day on the computer. We have a fridge we need to sell, so I had to get a photo of it and list it on Craig's list, then I set up a store and listed a few items on Etsy.com, and I added my website and etsy site here. Listing takes awhile as I had to take photos of the work, adjust them to work for the web, do a banner for my store (and someday I'll figure out how to add a banner to the blog...anyone with tips, let me know!), etc.
I found a lyrical figurative painter today called Caroline Magerl. Her website is http://www.cmagerl.com.au/. Haunting, spiritual work. Check it out!
I'll close today with a quote:
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
::: Marcel Duchamp :::