September 27, 2009

jobs well done-- and another in the making

The last few days have been busy around here, artistically and organizationally speaking... the photo below is a sneak peek of a project that I finally finished on Thursday (at the last possible minute, of course). I will show more photos of it soon- it's an artistic challenge that I had a LOT of mental problems completing, almost gave up a couple times, doubted my artistic vision--- but I am very glad I persevered and did what I wanted with it. Bonus-- it will be shown in a local gallery (!) along with art from 10 other participants of the challenge-- at the end of the show, they will be auctioned off to raise money for Women for Women, an international aid organization that helps women in conflict and post-conflict areas of the world. (Did I mention that my art will be shown in a local gallery?!?!! I'm really excited, but also a bit nervous about that...) The gallery is called Art on Boston, in downtown Chandler, AZ- more info about the gallery here. Below is a pic of another weekend job well done- like a lot of people, I seem to collect art and craft supplies more than anything (some of which I've had for years and never opened or used), and I also have plenty of things I bought for specific projects that I no longer even remember... so, I decided to go thru everything with the goal to de-stash, streamline, and have a garage sale. This way, they would no longer be cluttering up my space, and they would hopefully go to good homes where someone else would actually get some use out of them. I did pretty good, actually-- I got rid of some of my older stuff, and made enough money for use to go out for drinks and appetizers, and also enough money to buy some new stuff! :D Of course, the aftermath of a major project completion and looking thru my stuff for things to sell means that my art studio looks like this:
This has the makings of another major project, doesn't it??

3 comments:

Jackie K. said...

The sneak peek is enticing and how exciting to be shown in a gallery!
Congrats....

thekathrynwheel said...

Congrats on being shown in an art gallery! The sneeky peek of your art looks intruiging......will we get to see more? I laughed at your studio - I think we've all got something that looks a bit like that. Yours looks 'lived in'.....! Kate

Aiyana said...

I've come to the conclusion my hobby is actually buying art and craft supplies--not actually doing anything with them. Now, I've started acquiring all manner of containers, folders, etc. to "organize" the mess, just in case I get around to doing rather than buying. I do the same thing with journals--buy a new one when one strikes my fancy just in case I want to start a new art journal. I now have about 50 of them, and I'm still working on one I started a few years ago. Your studio looks about like mine does on a good day!
Aiyana