|'kitchen table, boerenbont ...'|
Thanks to social media I have learned that October in INKTOBER ...
"31 Days 31 Drawings.Every October artists all over the world take on the INKtober drawing challenge and do one ink drawing a day the entire month." inktober.com
|index card from #ICAD2015|
Now if you have followed me for any amount of time you will know that I adore 'challenges', daily assignments, & all this participatory :) and I LOVE working in ink!! However this past week I have made an commitment to myself to not spread myself, to practice focusing on the task at hand;
Enter compromise ...
So I am not making a commitment to inktober, posting everyday! though I'm sure you may see a new ink drawing here or there.) Also there will be posts, like today, that deal with ink drawings ....
compromise?!?! I'm not sure, I do KNOW that I am jonesing to find my pen and start drawing, but alas, taxes are calling :(
So on to the other inky news:
'once more with feeling ...'
|'phases of the moon ...' subscription card series|
This weekend I once again applied for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant, this time in the drawing category. I first considered submitting my "subscription card" series, especially as grant committees are mostly looking for the unusual, the unique, something different and usually cutting edge.
However as I was complying the subscription cards that I was going to submit to the MCC, I was also pulling together some of my "kitchen table" series to decide which drawing to donate to the Attleboro Arts Museum's benefit auction.
When I had both series in front of me, and even though I believe the subscription cards are a more unique series, I ended up submitting drawings from my "kitchen table" series, because these drawings really represent a quality of life that I wish to celebrate.
Below are the images and a brief description that I submitted ....
|kitchen table I|
|kitchen table II|
|kitchen table III|
" These drawings are part of the ‘kitchen table’ series. This body of work is a celebration of the beauty and simplicity of everyday life. Rendered mostly in pen and ink, these drawings are a return to basics; to line, to expressive marks, to black and white, dark and light. A discovery of the wonders revealed from what remains on a kitchen table. "
|kitchen table IV|
|kitchen table V|
happy monday & peace, va