Tuesday, March 30, 2010

spring is springing so i'd better keep springing too...

five big events in april. sorry, six. the whole month is booked up. and may is filling up already too... i *might* have may 2-4 weekend open to rest. woohoo!

cannot believe we're playing a show this weekend. it's a last minute thing, but we're going to test drive some new songs, so that's exciting.

and there are four major events that i haven't even started working on, and need to pick a month for. oh, and a massive new website that is going to be a RIOT. so much excitement! so little time! so little money! so much fun & awesome!

so much making fun of the drummer making fun of us...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Finally painting again!

I've cleared enough space in the art studio that I can finally paint again. I'm finishing up some pieces that have been hanging around forever, selling old pieces off at a huge discount, and making a lot of sketches for new work.

It's weird... back when I was doing a ton of art shows and won a few awards in 2004 & 2005 for my painting, I saw it as something that could eventually become a retirement income for me. But now I'm not sure. I would really like to sell enough art this summer to clear my credit card. Wonder if that's possible.

I'm excited about my new sketches - have been condensing the elements of my work that seem the most ME and distilling them. This is going to be a very colourful spring. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Inspirational Art, My Next Poetry Book

http://www.amandawachobtattoo.com/ - click on Abstract. Wow.

I'm working on a new poetry collection, and I'm floundering on the organization of it. Should it be laid out in the order the poems were written? By subject grouping? By size? I just can't seem to wrangle a system. I keep ending up with trippy abstract "things i think", "things i vent", "stuff i wrote on the subway", etc.

any suggestions? if you read poetry, how do you prefer a book to be laid out & ordered?

i really would like to get this collection finished by mid-summer, and published eventually. (hopefully) but i'm at the point where i need to compile a printed, draft version in order for me to see it properly.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

photo frame necklace

photo print + wire + a bead to weight it down so it stays flat = necklace!
reversible - two photos i took of poppies.
might make another with tiger lillies & green wire & bead.

cute? crazy? artsy? stupid?

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

interesting season so far...

In the past week I've developed several new ideas for paintings, a strange idea for artistic jewellery, finally understood string theory, completed a paperwork jungle & shipped it off, written a new piece for the upcoming poetry collection, helped brainstorm an amazing event coming up this spring, created a new cartoon video, and I'm down to under 120 unopened emails in my main in-box. Plus, High Heels Lo Fi has 3 gigs booked, and 4 or 5 new songs under construction.

This spring is going to be swamped with awesome.