Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I have to thank Hilary Metcalf for her comment on yesterday's post that led me to the images and an interview with the late artist, Rosalie Gascoigne, that resonated with me so much that I went in search of a longer interview. I feel cheated that I never knew about her or her work. Also, I promised to give you a link to the place where I found the 6" squeegees. Earl Mich company - and when you do a search, you need to misspell the word as "squeegie." I have enough of them to keep me for a while, and yesterday a big box of syringes arrived: probably enough for the next ten years. I'll just add them to inventory with the 41 lbs of soy wax and 8 rolls of batting - LOL. I took two rolls to the studio and put one of them up on my design wall so now it is nice and clean. Besides that, my other big accomplishment was making my jeans into wearable art, so to speak. I had spilled paint in various places and they just looked grubby. Now you can't tell where the spots were and I can get away with them. Here is one of my favorite aphorisms -- it was probably in a fortune cookie. Did some deconstructed printing on a couple of scarves and played with neocolours on a screen. I normally use base extender when I print the crayons but today I grabbed a bottle of medium by mistake and couldn't get the damn stuff out of the screen because it is acrylic. I won't do THAT again. Finally, my in-process piece went back onto the (nice, clean) wall and is ready to be poked and prodded some more, when I have time. Meanwhile, it will stay there and vegetate. My studio mate, Francesca, was in today and it was lovely to have company in the room for a change. Actually, when I look back at the day, I realize it was pretty productive. How nice!

13 comments:

Eva said...

A new way to express someone's adoration for you: "Let me read on your thigh".
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The blue & rust print is wonderful! I also like the neon one. You said you don't like pink -- are you using it to create a tension? Seems to work.

Diane said...

Love the jeans, great idea!

Elizabeth said...

Have to love days like that!! I ahve a denim shirt that is very much like your jeans. I am to the point where every time I paint, I purposely add a bit of paint to the sirt so each time it gets a new design element- Progeressive wearable art- I sur eget lots of comments on it when I wear it in public!!!!
Hugs! Here is to another lovely productive arty daY!!!
elizabeth

Diane Wright said...

OMG! This post blows me away. First thank you for introducing me to Rosalie Gascoigne! The interview is so spot on I could cry.

Secondly, per usual, thanks for the inspiring work.

You began my day with a real "upper". And as Lucy said "I want ups, ups and more ups".

Jamie Fingal said...

Love the jeans - what a fashion statement you will make when wearing them.

Cecile said...

Don't poke and prod your in-process piece too much, I think it looks fantastic the way it is!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Great work as usual! The jeans are FABO...I bet you will have people asking you to make some for them!

PaMdora said...

The jeans are wonderful! Going to wear them to your next lecture? They would be great for the transition from plane to lecturn when your luggage is delayed. Just kidding, really, haha!

Someday I'm going to make a Jean jacket with PaMdora on the back!

Judy Alexander said...

Have to agree with the crowd....the jeans are so fashion platable!!! This could become a new fashion trend!

Karoda said...

I just shared the interview with Rosalie with 2 of my best friends...she makes me ponder what the world would look like if women had a truly liberating education.

digging the jeans...i can never pull myself together long enough to do anything that practical although i always say i'm going to.

queenopearls said...

Rayna, you always keep me in awe and stitches. It's a wonderful combination. Every time I visit your blog I have to read your profile and laugh out loud. Your sense of humor is fabulous.
Your jeans are da bomb! Love the scarf.
Thank you so much for your inspiration, sharing and Spirit.
~Christina

Rayna said...

I have yet to wear the jeans - it has been too hot.

kathh said...

Love the jeans...what a great idea...!

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