Ballerina Fixes Her Hair
This is a 8″x10″ pen and ink drawing on stone paper. There is no border on the piece.
This work is available HERE
Usually, my art is not about simplicity. It is about layers, textures. It is about building and changing the image as I go. I never worry about my initial drawing because it can/will be changed. I am not a minimalist.
This is also apparent when you come into my house.
I am starting to get worried that one day the door bell will ring and one of those Hoarder TV show camera crews will be standing on my door step.
Once I heard one of those hoarder specialists say that if you even have one junk drawer then you are on your way to being a hoarder…uh, oh.
I think that it is time to purge. We need to get rid of stuff and we need to stop bringing stuff into the house that we don’t need or is basically, um … junk. I am tired of trying to find a place for everything (hence the junk drawers…at least I am not sweeping the stuff under the rug…well, not yet anyway). It is making me ill. This stuff is toxic (most likely in more ways than one!)
This made me think about my process and how it has changed over the years. I have slowed down, my paintings are taking longer to complete. I have not considered this when I question why have not produced as much this year when I had more time with Scarlett in school all day. I think that knowing I have more time has made me take more time when I am creating.
So, I am going to start doing small pen and ink drawings ….not every day… I don’t need more pressure or rules to put on myself. Maybe I will do more than one a day! Who can say. I do know that theses drawings are very hard for me. I feel so vunerable….exposed… here I am with out any of my magic tricks, with out all my distractions (those being the use of collage and colour).
hopefully I still look good naked … yikes ….here is ‘the full monty’ … ‘the minimalist monty’? You know what I mean.