11/7/09

tidbit of a tour


artist studio facing street, tree house behind it


2 views underneath the tree house


floor of another home that was built by a woman and her 16 yr daughter

pickle plates 'serve' as windows in artist studio
paper mache floor

today i met amanda, she has started the living paradigm in houston which is modeled after the phoenix commotion. she was heading a tour of the homes here in huntsville, people from houston came up who wanted to see some of the homes dan and others have built. unfortunately we were only allowed into one artist studio (the tree house which tod and i were able to go into last week is where the artist lives and she has a big art studio across the walkway) and one home. i'm thinking i might upload them onto flickr and if i do will post the link.

still working on that table...kind of intimidated all of a sudden as i think you all expect GREAT THINGS and i'm seeing it as not so great. life goes on. my 'studio' is A COMPLETE SHAMBLES and honestly that i'm even attempting to make ANYTHING is heroic.

7 comments:

AnitaNH said...

There is a form of divination which involves throwing bones. Think of designing with them in terms of casting your future! Just wanted to throw in something constructive now that I'm over my FB rant.

AnitaNH said...

And I also wanted to say how cool those pickle plate windows are!

Ellen said...

We're not expecting greatness, who does greatness in the first, or for that matter, fortieth try? But think of this, pictures of a place you were impressed with from an article send to you months ago and now you're THERE taking the pictures. Going for it and slogging along the learning curve is great in my opinion.

self taught artist said...

its nice to see you so loquacious anita!
ellen i know no one expects that, just all the recent comments and ideas make me realize how puny this will be if i can even pull it off. my studio is A MESS and i can't find anything and i'm supposed to make art....

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Every visit to your blog is a special tour for me...I love it--that paper-mache floor is wild!

Janet said...

I think we just have to keep working through the times that we feel our art is struggling - there is an other side. It's good work on that scale of measure when we keep going and it takes us to the next level.

deb said...

paula you are heroic!