1/20/07

I haven't done anything "serious" in awhile - including this. My Thursday afternoon class wanted to play around with watercolor on gesso-ed paper (gesso is a canvas primer that resists water). The good news and the bad news is that the color can be lifted. It is so forgiving, it is really never finished - I just keep adding here, subtracting there, and each subsequent layer of color pushes around the previous layer.

Now I want to play around some more with clayboard. AND some monoprint. AND . . .

I really do have to get to WORK. Every once in awhile I have to get this experimenting out of my system. I guess that is the way we grow, isn't it. If we don't try something new - or at least something splashy, juicy, or messy, we'll just stay the same forever. Or at least our art will. That's what I'm telling myself, and that's what I'm telling my husband when he says "Haven't you received any checks lately?"

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

catherine, I wanted to tell you I bought your book as a gift for a friend and she loved it. I did too!

Sally said...

Catherine, I browsed through your book in The Book Cellar in Harbor Springs and thought it was one of the most joyful treasures I'd seen. I bought it for my daughter, a high school English teacher in Aspen, Colorado, because she loves art, journals, and free spirits . . . and because your book deserves to be bought. Thank you for adding to the world's joy.

Catherine said...

Lindsay and Sally,
Thank you both so much for your kind words, and thanks for buying my book. I'm glad you liked it!