i have been very lax with my blog. it's embarrassing really...
but i do have sort of an excuse? (that is stretching it...)
i have opened a new etsy shop for some new paintings i have been working on!
i have been using found objects and collage. i am having a great time with it too!
i will post some pics here, but you can see the whole shop at http://SusanMoloney.etsy.com
if you haven't seen my "old" shop, that is http://susarto.etsy.com
when i work, i've noticed different cycles that i go through. sometimes i need to paint in oils or just draw an awful lot...and sometimes i need to be really messy...other times very precise (or as precise as i can be)
but collage/assemblage is exciting for me because i have to actually FIND the stuff that i want to put in it...or i will find something and a whole new idea will come from that thing.
i also want to try to use things i have made myself as much as possible,such as the drawing elements, or paint...or use photographs that i took myself instead of using found ones. the stuff i find i want to look used...well loved, as they say, or has seen many hands before mine.
we'll see what happens.
i recently went to an old train station nearby where i took photographs of old trains. i don't know why i love the old trains so much. there is just something about them. maybe it's that traveling on them allows you to take it easy, read a book, have a coffee in the dining car...better than flying with white knuckles wrapped around the armrests.
here are my train pieces.
i hope you like them!!!
i wish it weren't so snowy and icy outside or i would be out walking around looking for more stuff to appear on the ground :D
spring is coming??? soon????
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