Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dark Days, no more.


I received an amaryllis bulb from a co-worker back in the day and it would bloom once every year and then sink back into it's pot and appear to be dead until the next year. I always thought it was funny. As I was researching this one I kept thinking of how weird it was that all of the blooms come out of one stalk. All of the sketches I was doing looked strange, and after thinking about it for a while I decided to create an abstracted 6-blossom version from the top down. (I realize this isn't entirely accurate, whoops). Still, I was happy to make something that looks like I had a bunch of little twigs and curly doo-dads falling from the sky.

I always make my patterns at night, so they also all seem to have some kind of dark quality to them. Maybe it's that combined with the darkness of winter. I'm looking forward to the sun staying out longer and longer in the next month. It's exciting to have a little bit of sunshine still going on when I leave work!

I got to spend a little bit of today talking with a really nice new friend about internships at Light Grey Art Lab. She's great and I'm really enjoying spending (even a little) bit of time with these new friends. It's nice to meet people that are just as much into making art as I am. It's not often that I meet people that have kept up an insane amount of interest in working on personal projects. Maybe it's just that everyone is hunkered down in their own studios and just cranking away.

The more I think about it, I'm almost positive that's what it has to be, and with these Minnesota winters, I'm sure no one wants to venture out into the cold to go anywhere, let alone carry their supplies with them to the corners of the earth.

Even though it is starting to get a little warmer and a little sunnier outside, I have yet to see everyone come out of hibernation and out into the world. I'm really looking forward to it. In fact, I'm craving it. Spring is so close I can taste it.... Come on, weather. Come on.

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