04/13/2020

Paper

This weekend my daughter and I had a wonderful time giving her school worksheets, drawings and our dryer lint new life.

The re-birthing process was messy and wet but we made it out with beautiful paper we can use again.

Check out our collaborative tutorial HERE.

In my studio time this weekend I experimented with cutting lint paper into shapes and combining them with my toxic dot grids. Not sold on it but I’ll keep playing around with the idea.

I also experimented with materials to make my dryer lint paper less absorbent.

I want my toxic copper ink dots to just sit on top instead of soaking in.

I reached out on Instagram and got many recommendations, thank you!

I tried dots of Gesso but the ink dots ran off.

I tried egg whites as DIY sizing but the dots soaked in.

Then I tried workable fixative and it worked!

I would ideally like to find a natural solution but for now I still have a can of workable fixative from college! Feel free to send me another suggestion before my fixative runs out!

I cannot believe it is the third week of my Artist Residency in Motherhood. Time feels fast and slow all at once. I am really enjoying my time here. ❤

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04/06/2020

OK, some rules and structure need to be laid down.

Residency Hours:

And this is where I lay my forehead on my computer.

Time seems very fluid right now in these extraordinary circumstances. There are no beginnings and endings, there are just three people and two cats in a 500 square foot house.

Structure in any form is now completely reliant upon my individual will. This fact is both freeing and crippling. It’s that feeling when there is too much to watch on Netflix and you just keep scrolling for hours because you cannot decide. (This happens mostly to my partner, I have a harder time with 52 flavor ice cream shops.)

I acknowledge that I am extremely privileged that time and the decision of what to do with it is my biggest struggle in the global pandemic crisis experience. This brings about it’s own anxiety- what am I doing that is worthwhile? Am I using my position of privilege in the best way during this time I have?

So Residency Hours?

The studios (500 square foot house) are available to the residents 24/7.

They are open to the public via virtual documentation M-F 7am to 8pm.

There I did it! I exercised my will and created structure. Small victories are important folks.

Some photos of weekend studio progress…

Collaboration with Aeon: Creative Kids DIY video tutorial series, click the photo to view.

Note: This M-F morning blog post is a real time documentation of my thoughts on the Artist Residency in Motherhood that I am participating in during the COVID-19 lock downs.

To learn more about the Artist Residency in Motherhood visit Lenka Clayton’s site HERE.