It’s a Hard Rock Life

The roughest times for me are when I’m in between collage projects.  Here’s what my studio looks like right now.

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Every scrap of paper has been swept away, my scissors are clean, pencils sharpened.  Very intimidating.

I have plenty of busy-work to complete:  delivering my two newest collages to an exhibit this week; shipping three collages to a gallery in Baton Rouge, LA, and sending supporting documentation; completing applications to exhibits that are piling up on my desk, by first figuring out which of my show-worthy collages will be available on those dates, which ones I’ve not shown with that group before, which ones meet the necessary themes, sizes, etc.; generating year-end accounting reports for my business and preparing for tax reporting . . . .  But all the busy-work in the world doesn’t get me closer to latching onto my next project and beginning a new journey.

On a lighter note, though, I must give credit to my step-grandson for naming my most recent collage “It’s a Hard Rock Life.”  Such a clever title (I love allusions!) for a collage of colorful vegetation growing tenuously along the Southern Ocean on the rocky cliff above Admiral’s Arch in Flinders National Park on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

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“It’s a Hard Rock Life,” 12×16, mixed torn and cut papers

 

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