Meet Chester, he's so rude and pushy you just have to love him. He begs for peanuts which I stopped leaving on my studio bench because if you don't feed him, he comes in and helps himself. He's taught me to close my door when I'm not inside. I've experienced a few
Tippi Hedren moments finding him perched on my flex shaft then flapping around my head.
He stands on my small deck and makes pirate sounds aRRRR, sometimes he rings the Soleri bell that hangs in the privet just outside my door. I feel like Pavlov's Dog though he's the one who's salivating. I don't mind, he in turn feeds his baby, we are but a chain of fools :)
Thousands of sweet French strawberries are ripening which both dogs have discovered and every chance they get you can find them out there grazing. My friends will attest to this, when they visit and I'm busy THAT is the time they make their break.
* bad dogs, you can't blame them though.
A wonderful variety of birds are inhabiting the hills, they sing I walk, stop, snap, work things out that are tumbling around inside my brain.
I'm working in a delightful mess, I work like a collage artist, I create a variety of components, maybe start a piece one way, scrap it, or finish it a completely different way. I always make extra, rings, feathers, flowers set them aside and wait for the right moment to fit them together, when the feeling is right. Fitting them together depends on the day, the air temp, the way the light hits the pink petal of the Angel Rose, in other words who knows where *it comes from or how it happens, we are all influenced by really every thing we see, feel and experience with these 5 senses, luckily it does happen. Sometimes I get an idea, which I'm working on right now, but I need to figure out how to execute it. This is when I will sketch and walk. Yesterday morning I took an extra long walk and worked out the details then spent the day watching it materialize, making it happen. Will you like them, well maybe, it's always nice when you do but more importantly *I need to love them, they need to satisfy me. They are fresh minimal and complicated, challenging and fun. I can't wait to show you, but I still have a lot of hours I need to dedicate to them.
.......I love black licorice and had a Willie Wonka moment the other day......I was a little scared so I fed it to Eric.............. :)
Happy MOndaY all, LUCKY 7 today!