I've made a commitment to spend more time on creative pursuits in 2011. Here's what I'm thinking about as the new year begins...
A few days ago I began gluing paper onto the largest collage support I've ever worked on — four feet by three feet! The photo shows the beginning of the first layer. Because of other commitments, I know it is a project that I'll be working on over an extended period of time! Still, nice to get it started.
Gessoing the edges of supports for a triptych of collages, each 18 x 18 x 2", for a residential commission.
Mulling over ideas for a exhibit in intimate space where I'd like to show more casual collage studies.
Collecting materials to revisit the "Jottings" series.
Thinking creatively about how best to get the work "out there" this year. Considering submitting work for publication online. Researching online venues. Exploring and enjoying social media.
Considering how best to share space between my design practice and my artistic explorations as both evolve. Experimenting with how to "file" raw materials for use in specific series. Purging. Simplifying.
Going to see more art this year and meet more artists. (Excited about upcoming quick trip to San Francisco where I will get to see the Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay exhibit at the de Young Museum.) Establishing local collage group, a front range group that would be affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Collage Society. (Get in touch if local and interested.)
Oh, and I also have a graphic design practice to maintain... :)
You'll be hearing more about all these plans/concerns/delights as the year unfolds -- here's to a creative 2011!