Thursday, January 31, 2013

transport box

We made three - for the signs

Thursday, January 24, 2013

process photos

Sometimes - especially when you need to take breaks to wait for something like paint to dry - you can not help to notice the beauty in the process.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

so much more ...

... than just mounting the paintings ; fix with cables, wall montage, plexiglass back side,build transport boxes, paint the covers white, fix extensions and extra florescent light tubes ...

Monday, January 21, 2013

closer and closer

my exhibition is moving closer and closer. I've scheduled 3 days this week and one day next week to finish those last things in my studio. And then in between I try to enter another room in my mind and work on my sketch for the public commission. But I must admit I feel a bit absent minded. Today I couldn't count properly 12 items - I got it to 11 even when recounting!

...  I've updated my website! (Had a *** of a time to get my transparent paintings look ok with the white shiny background you get on the screen). Not all the new work is there yet, but it will have to do for now.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

sketching, sketching

... I've been working on this for many days, but sometimes it feels like I'm just moving papers around or cutting them into pieces. This is a tricky one as you won't be able to see the whole art piece from any place. It will be more like you see fragments - so I try to make interesting fragments that you can read as a whole while walking the stairs, coming from a corridor etc. And having some surprises. I enjoy this challenge!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 having Leonardo da Vinci as your dad

white balanced photo

in reality the colour tones appears differently because of the light conditions
I'm right now working on a suggestion for a public commission; an art piece to be in the stairs of a school (for students age 6-16). Yesterday I went to the school to check how some colours appear on the actual location,  to make some real life size tests (no, the art piece is not going to be in brown paper ...) and to double check some measurements.  I got some helpers (age around 7-8)  who turned up every break to assist me - and ask questions. Today I realized that some of the measurements were really weird ... but it doesn't matter; as one boy totally made my day:

- Wow - you are an ARTIST! Having you as mum is like having Leonardo da Vinci as your dad! WOW! That is so cool! Do you also construct and invent things?
here I was so tempted to totally lie, but said: 
- I can also build some things, yes

- You are very lucky to not be living in France because there girls are not allowed to be artists at all! At least not 2 years ago.
- I didn't know that, I said

this also made me smile: Famous paintings improved by Cats

.... I'm so cool ....

Monday, January 14, 2013

soon moving to a bigger studio

In the end of February I'm moving to a bigger studio - almost twice the size of what I have now! The studio is being constructed right now and I've also asked for having a special storage built. I will use one of the walls just for storage, but in order not to "loose" a wall I've asked to have sliding doors (actually sliding walls) at 1 meter's distance from the wall and behind that I will hide everything that might distract me. (I don't know if I managed to explain that properly ...anyway it's the wall on the right in the top photo) I'm super excited about my new studio and lay at night dreaming how great it will be with that storage and how nice my new studio will be ...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

children's book - check!

we all made small folded fanzines as business cards - and gifts
Yesterday I presented my children's book for my class mates and several publishing houses. I got excellent feedback, but as I had expected I was also told it is not an easy story (too dangerous). Both Friday and Thursday were nothing but presentations (all together 16). Everyone had made so great books and it was such a pleasure to see the final results! I would be surprised if not several will end up being published...

This has been the best course I have ever taken and I have learned so much. It's been several years since I studied at university level and now I really think I should take some more independent courses (though I can't expect them to be as great as this one!)

But right now I have to clean my mind and concentrate on writing a short text for my up-comig exhibition. 

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

exhibition countdown; one month left

Right now I'm finishing those last things - and taking photos of new smaller works

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


for the storyboard for my children's book