Finally finished this painting series "Buffalo's Outer Harbor Series "acrylic paint and mediums on 14" x 18"canvas.Oh how I miss my summer walks along this simple composition with open sky, it is where I see heaven & earth meet,hello endless sky, I cone to talk with you again.
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A new painting "Symmetry #6" acrylic paint and mediums on 14" x 18" canvas
The four of us had such a full, beautiful weekend together, and I don’t think we took a single picture of anything we did. 😂 I love these people so much and getting to spend the entire weekend just being present with them was a gift. I think this was the first weekend (in what feels like forever) that we had completely free with no weddings, no shoots, no events - just time to spend together. This may not seem like a big deal, but for people who work almost every weekend, time together is a very special thing. We had brunch with friends, took Elsie to see Charlie Brown’s Christmas at the Theater of Youth, ate dinner out, went grocery shopping as a family, took a walk, played on the playground, watched Elf, ordered takeout, played play dough, went to the library, and snuggled our babies. I have so much editing that I could have easily worked all weekend and not run out of things to do, but I chose to soak up my family instead because life is precious and fleeting. I was back at my desk on Monday morning to deliver a wedding gallery, and I’ll be hitting the computer hard for the rest of the week, delivering galleries like crazy. It’s a delicate balance that never actually feels balanced (anyone else feel this way?!) 🙃 but its always worth it when you love what you do. 📷= @shawnalstanley
I got rid of my mattress of 10+ years and cut up the old bedsheets for fabric, used some in this quilt here. There’s also some old T-shirts, a pair of shorts that got stained with blood, an old tablecloth, and a sweater I spilled soup on. That’s Larry the dog stealing the spotlight in the third pic.
This is second in a series of quilts with layouts pulled from contemporary alternative comics. This arrangement is from one of C.F.’s pages, one of my favorites. Comics and quilts may seem unrelated, but they both are systematically excluded from the art world writ large. They both also rely heavily on the structure of the grid, an idea commonly addressed by fine artists.
When it comes to drawing, I always hated tedious projects. I work fast and loose, finishing paper works within a couple of hours. Even when I made figurative work, I never spent much time on details.
So, I’m a bit shocked to find I enjoy every part of making quilts- a process that requires immense planning, accuracy, and time. I spend a lot of time planning the layout, calculating measurements, cutting the fabric as perfectly as I can, ironing out wrinkles and pressing seams, making sure it all lines up. The rhythm and quiet, reflective nature of it all is something I respond to.
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