Today is a good day for coffee and art. A good day for mulling around the studio, letting ideas brew. For picking up the trails of a project forgotten during hectic times and rediscovering its beautiful potential. And for nurturing the poor little pieces that got stuck in the rut before they saw the light of day. Even the runt of the litter deserves to be loved.
Here is my challenge today:
Find the runt in your studio. (If you’re anything like me, you have several to choose from.) Look at it with fresh eyes. Embrace the quirky imperfections and overlook the glaring mistakes. Find a way to redefine it — can it be cut up, rotated, embellished, painted, wrought, collaged…? The idea is not to throw spices on a bad dish, but just to sliver up the mushrooms a little so the kiddos don’t notice ’em : )
I’m going to be working on this lovely number:
In case you can’t tell from the pic, it sucks for a number of reasons. It is blotchy and spotty, and completely lacks the whole zen look I was going for. On top of that, it is a nice fat 8″ plate. Nothing like screwing up on the expensive stuff.
Not quite sure what I’m going to do with it yet, but I think it might involve a giant saw blade… shhh….