flower language has always been an intense source of disappointment for me
like, they all mean really generic things like “love” or “forever” or “i’m sorry”
i thought you could combine flowers
like you could just send someone a bouquet and from the combination of hibiscus and posies and tulips they’d understand “the rebel leader is dead, rendezvous at the docks at 8, bring the dog, you will need lighter fluid and a large tomato”
This has been a disappointment to me as well. I think I shall have to create a flower language of my own.
Via thenakedpainter: The Sketches of Alphonse Mucha. Note his beautiful linework and the intricate drapery, the sketches of Mucha give us a powerful insight into his creative process.
One of my favorite artists.
There is something about his work that inspires me to try and create something beautiful as well.
A corset in the making. Can I finish it in time to wear it tomorrow night?
A few years ago, a message came in to this website on the FAQ line from a young actress from Georgia (the one from the former USSR, not the State with Atlanta in it) called Anna Gurji. She sent a link to her webpage
and to films she had made in Georgia, and told me she was a fan, and if she…
A commissioned set of wings made from tulle. I made two sets of these in less than a week. I don’t ever want to do that again. I value sanity over money.
On the self discovery side. Having a crazy deadline did not allow my self criticism and fear of failure to have voice in the project. There was not a moment to be spared toward “what if I can’t do this?”
Now I need to work out blocking those voices under normal deadlines.
Detail of the fascinator for the birdcage veil I made.
Today I start a new aerial class. And apparently, a blog.
I have a busy week ahead of me. I work mostly free lance but I also work part time for my city’s ballet company. My official title is E2. The E stands for electrician. Essentially I am a lighting assistant. The company puts on in the winter a series of contemporary pieces and the performance will have 3 shows next weekend.
Today though I will practice hanging from the ceiling by fabric. Also finish some costume pieces that will be used for reference material for the graphic novel my husband is working on. Lastly, hopefully, set up a meeting with a bride who wants to talk to me about making her a hat.
I know, incredibly exciting blog that details my unimportant to do list. However, I write this list for me. To remind me that I do art as a living. I’ve walked toward this life for a long time. That I respond to the inquisitive individual, “Oh, I am an artist.” is still kinda new.