albedo: chronicles of concupiscientia oculorum
Popping in for a minute "Strange Soul Take Flight" is now officially paid for fully, and will be going to her new home this weekend, though she will still have a visit at the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln Nebraska, for her debut in the Drought Exhibit. She's hanging on my living room wall so i can enjoy her as long as i can before shipping. Will be very sad to see her go, but very glad she has a great home and that someone has the faith and support for my art. Thank you, "You Know Who You Are"!
I am blogging pretty much all the time at the "old" WP blog, as this one is too problematic.
How much do *you* expect from *yourself*???
All of a sudden, i have a lot of deadlines to meet. I chose to do these projects, but last night realized that there has to be a point where you just can’t physically or mentally keep going in such mad tandem with yourself.
The rest of the story is here--sorry to send you somewhere else again, but this site is a pain in the bazotski sometimes to post properly.......
I just had a couple of days where i did no stitching, but i think i needed a break, and anyways got plenty of other nothings done
Last night i *almost* completed the second panel for Ebb and Flow. These pieces are not going to look that different probably, unless you see all of them together!
Sigh, go to the WP site to see the entry.
I've been working on a new piece, finding myself still attracted to the naturalness of indigo and plant dyed and marked fabrics. The plan is to make this one a more dimensional piece, not quite sculptured, but as close as i can with "form" being a new exploration for me. I'm a little bored with "flat" wall pieces and want to move out from there, so to speak.
The first "panel" has the embroidery done, but not the shaping yet, for this one, now titled "Ebb and Flow" (water imagery and barren river bottoms will NOT leave my mind yet....), and i've made good inroads on the second of the projected 7-9 panels needed.
My armature is going to be a type of metal banding, a material i still have to purchase and make experiments with.
Above, first panel. Below, start of second panel:
They may not go in the same order as the stitching is done, when on the armature.
More of this on the WP blog, with more thoughts.
I've decided to cancel this account/blog at the end of April, when the bill comes due again. I'm equally as tired as you of all this back and forth nonsense, but will be slowly moving posts over there to the WordPress blog again! It's just not worth the aggravation of trying to manage two blogs--and the other one gets more hits anyways, even when i was mainly here for the few good months it did work properly!
The WP blog *is* getting full though--my "space" for uploads etc is at 80% full, so i have already "opened" a second one for the overflow. You'll find me at albedoarlee for the nonce and then i'll continue at "albedo too". (Especially since when i move relevant posts there, the space left will be even less!) Both of those are easy to follow by either email or an RSS feed. Some have had problems posting comments on THIS blog as well, and while i have moderation on because of spam over at WP, it IS easier to leave a word or two.
I feel like an idiot, shuffling people back and forth over the last year, but promise that the albedo blogs at WordPress WILL STAY WHERE THEY ARE--and so will i!