|A Nancy Natale image from art school days in the late '80s|
However, instead of feeling like Old Master images are escaping from my brain, I'm feeling more like all those words and figures I've been working on are pouring out.
Sorry I've been missing in action from posting, but I've been working on grant applications and it's taken me way longer than I thought it would. For one of them, I had to write a three-page narrative covering the past 20 years and include 40 images representing the period. That meant that I had to get all those images converted from slides to digital images, so I not only had to resize and rename everything the way they wanted them, but I also had to find the slides that gave the info about name, date, materials and size. That was a task, but it made me wonder how I'm ever going to keep track of that info for the digital images I'm taking without the little slide labels. I guess I'd better get some kind of inventory system going.
Anyway, it's funny that the folk version of an artist's life pictures a lot of playing around with paint, hanging out with friends and laying around listening to music. We're actually some of the hardest working people I know. (Check out Joanne Mattera's blog for a graphic visual representation of what I mean.) We not only have to crank out the widgets but do all the rest of that stuff I'm too tired to think about. The only thing inspiring me right now is the music I'm laying around listening to - Blues Guitar Legends on Pandora Radio.
I'll be back soon with lots of stuff; meanwhile, here's a great image to look at:
|JUDY PFAFF, Untitled, 2010, Paper, wood, wire & rod, artificial flowers, 128 x 162 x 48 inches|
I should only be so lucky as to make something so astounding!