Sunday, November 21, 2010

Still Traumatized by Admissions

So I wrote my umpteenth email to Admissions asking when my English credits will be processed. Again it is registration time and again I am not able to register without permission due to the absent English credits. I was promised in the first week of September that it would be done that day. It's November and not on my transcripts.

It's not that it registration a hassle. Instead of using the online registration I need to go to each professor, have them sign off then go in person to register. It also distorts my level which then prevents me from applying for scholarships that correspond to my year. I missed this academic scholarship application (application only can be done in September). I've been looking for work to supplement my income but being over 60 this isn't as easy as it once was.

I know my problems are small compared to others in the world but that doesn't make it easier to accept as it's happening.

That's my whine for the day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Harry Kent told me about the Saatchi online  resource for online display of your art. I registered but didn't have any decent images to display my art. I have since made a portfolio and took some images with a high quality camera thanks to my Professional Practices course. You can view them here You'll also find my artist statement I crafted for my portfolio.

It was an enlightening experience (making a portfolio). I was able to see threads in my work from my very first self portrait and landscape. Neither are on the Saatchi site but are somewhere on my blog.

Saatchi has a contest called Showdown where you submit one of your pieces and the one who gets the most votes wins the $1000 or $500 prize plus the works will go on display at the Saatchi London Gallery. So the person who can rally the votes has the advantage. haha

Friday, November 5, 2010

What's Not to Love, Winter Guests

I have two piece remaining in the Performance Art studio and am researching ideas when I came across this trailer of Winter Guests dance company, choreography by Alan Lucien Oeyen. Something about it just appealed to me. Maybe it's the sentiment. Maybe how voice, music and dance are combined. Anyway thought you might like it.

What's Not to Love
Still from trailer on youtube

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Night was re-visited

I know I said I was finished but ... wasn't totally happy with the halo I created so the Night was re-visted. haha

I scraped layers away in areas and applied more wax/oil and just finished burning again. I think it's more to what I intended the previous time. I was careful with the heat because I didn't want to disturb the patterns I created with the scraping and paint application. I was able to take advantage of the texture - the paint went into the indentations leaving the top alone. I really want to continue this exploration into the encaustic process.

Just looked at the image and the photo doesn't do justice to the delicate layering. I'll see if I can get a better camera with a decent lens.

Still thee thy thundering heart. We are not alone.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Project 3 for the "Night" exhibit

I finished the final burn last night. This was an exciting project. I changed the composition from the original to respond to things as I went. I started with a brush then switched to a palette knife. There are about seven layers. I scraped and added and burned through layers to reveal the previous ones. I'm happy with the final result. The title was inspired by my bloggy friend Jared Shear whose paintings I admire and titles that make me smile.

Still Thy Pounding Heart