Monday, August 23, 2010
Frida & First Day of School
Wow, is it quiet around here!! I've been up since 5:15 making lunches, toasting bagels and braiding hair. I cannot believe my girls are off to school!! We live in GA but I am originally from Boston and we never used to go back to school until after Labor Day. This always seems so soon but they have been out since the end of May and were ready to go back! They were so excited this morning and popped right out of bed. I remember that feeling, it's always nice to start a fresh year of school with new shoes and school supplies. We had a wonderful summer but now it's time to get back into a routine again.
On another note I finished my Frida Sketch. This was a fun piece to work on and while I was doing it I realized what my new project is going to be. A few weeks ago I ordered an enormous Moleskin 12" X 16" that arrived over the weekend. These pages are huge... especially if I use both pages in a two page spread that would make it 24" X 32". It's incredible! It will definitely take me longer to do each page now that I will be working on a bigger scale.
What I'm planning to do is to transform some of the Master's famous Paintings or even photographic portraits of them and turning them into new pieces of art using my daisydolls technique of creating shadows with patterns. I plan to do this by combining collage and hand drawn patterns. After doing this quick sketch/doodle of Frida it's really made me want to dive in and do my first piece in my new HUGE Moleskin Art Journal of one of Frida Kahlo's amazing photographic portraits. Stay tuned, I will photograph as I work and keep the progress reports coming. I'm excited and cannot wait to start!!