Hi everyone. Preparations continue for 50 on 50th (next Sat!). Here are the respective herds of leaping deer and cats who just like pretending they are deer in my state-of-the-art rusting facility. It's been raining quite a bit so that's going rather well.
When it's wet out this little guy comes to my door to guilt-me-out about him being outside and me being warm and dry in my shop. As you can imagine, a welding shop with metal particles all over the floor and sparks flying all over isn't really a good place for someone who's barefoot and covered in flammable fur though.
This is his, "I can't believe how dumb these humans are. Can't she see what I want her to do is open the door?" look.
I've been making trees like crazy, although as I showed you a few posts back it takes a surprising amount of time to make these all by hand, so quantities are limited.
For now I'm taking the idea of reserving pieces for 50 on 50th off the table. Anyone who has already reserved anything-- you are all set-- do not fret. But I'm worried about having enough. See, what's happening is that I'm running out of steam here. What I do is pretty physical and certain things get worn-out, like my lungs and back and this joint in my hand.
After a certain number of months in the shop I kind of hit a wall where my body needs a break, and even though I'm surrounded by partially completed pieces and material for new pieces, it's like all the ideas are on the tip of my tongue. Just out of reach.
Well, in reality I'm lucky. It actually switches over to a writing mode and my ideas become less visual and more about stories and words. But anyway, I can feel this shift happening and it will soon be time for a break.
I'll be bringing whatever I have left after the show to the wonderful galleries I work with, but I just don't have any way of knowing how much I'll have, and at this point I'm not sure how much work I have left in me to get out after. So your best bet is to come to 50 on 50th if you really, really want something. :)