Nothing is so poor and melancholy as an art that is interested in itself and not its subject. --- Santayana
Iw as up all night being sick, thought it was just maybe food poisoning because I did feel a little better this morning. I staggered through the day, not eating and developing a world-class headache, but I DID make it to the studio. Had to- I got a delivery a metal chest for the bedroom and the box was getting limp from the humidity today. The chest is cute- a very small bathroom without storage, and this is like an old dentist's cabinet so will hold toiletries and towels. i needed it, just not quite yet.
I did mess with the Big Slasher a bit, planned the next slashes and also worked on a border- basically using the leftover blocks from the center and adding a new fabric. I also stopped at the quilt shop and found backing fabric 106" wide- perfect! They didn't have the lightweight batt I planned on, and in a fit of pique, I got the heavier gauge. It will be a bitch to quilt. I did also work on the Tree of Life piece but not for long. I was beat and the printer wasn't working right and I got frustrated so I went to buy eggs and rotisserie chicken. Dinner was done. Hope tomorrow is better, this sucks.
Painting an Photography Rule today and I got some good ones:
Bright, thick, and severe, Wayne Thiebaud‘s landscapes veer far from his well-known paintings of common objects and sweets. These works feature steep inclines and long shadows, providing a dramatic new perspective to seemingly banal landscapes and cityscapes.
A new book scheduled for publication this fall by Rizzoli will span the length of Thiebaud’s career, covering his work from the 1950s until today. The 94-year-old artist selected all the works in the monograph and also wrote a reflective introduction. The book will include his dessert, candy, and common object still lifes while also taking a look at as his landscape and cityscape paintings that tend to focus on the Sacramento River valley and San Francisco. You can pre-order the book “Wayne Thiebaud” on Amazon now,
Tennessee-based photographer Emily Blincoe (previously) continues to create some of the most meticulously arranged collections of objects we’ve seen. From leaves and flowers to cereal and trash, the photographer is capable of making visually soothing layouts of almost any object. One of Blincoe’s latest projects is the Collection Collection featuring portraits of people laying down against their personal collections of things like rocks or figurines. You can follow her work on Instagram, and many of the images you see here are available as prints in her shop.