Sunday, January 08, 2006
Mandalas, by request
Hopefully these are a little better.
I started doing these mandalas last summer, after hanging my show--I'd ordered a bunch of linen and stretchers from Jerry's, and Jerry's wasn't sending them--evidently art supply companies take breaks in the summertime, just like art dealers and trust-fund artists do. They were meditations more than anything else. Any Serious Artist would decry them as 'decorative,' of course, but they were fun and calmed me down.
I'd like to do more in the series; if anyone knows where I can get more folios of "The Natural Collection of Hand Made Papers, Hand Made in France since 1286 au Moulin de Larroque" , please let me know, or just ship it to me. Pearl Paint seems to have stopped carrying it, Jerry's never did, and their website bumped me when I tried to email them. It's really nice paper.
I have had an idea. I have a hard time working in a vacuum; I miss knowing that other artists are working on the other side of the wall at 3 AM, and if I need company or inspiration, all I have to do is go visit them. Working for a theoretical show at a theoretical gallery sometime in the theoretical future doesn't do it for me.
So I have decided to start posting drawings, sketches, and turgid works-in-progress on this blog. Moreover, I have decided to start giving some of them away. Anyone posting feedback will automatically have their name put into a hat, and at a random time during the month I will pull a name out of the hat, and mail the winner a drawing.
"Feedback" can include anything random or tangential; long poetic rants are particularly encouraged. Anyone posting a link to their own website or blog gets extra points, particularly if the website or blog pertains to art, literature, music, spirituality, healing, graffiti, or satire. Anyone posting a comment which is spiteful, hostile or malicious will be deleted, banned, and reported to the karma police.