Sunday, June 10, 2007

the unruly artist...

I have dubbed myself the unruly artist! I flip flop back and forth between life's real moments and my realm. I have been making lots of art lately...but mostly for publication so I don't feel I can post it here...yet. So here are some short and sweet textured pages I made for a small journal, as my blog was in desperate need of some art.
The weather has been fantastic on the west coast, but I have not had much time to venture outside. Trying to mark off this long list of things to get done which is as long as my arm...with deadlines to observe. I did get out last week to go to the theater to see the movie "Mr. Brooks". I really loved it...it was so c r e e p y...it made me jump out of my seat several times...ok, so it's not for everyone...but I loved Kevin Costner in it. I love when an actor gets to be an actor and plays a role against their type. (Also known as type casting - a true frustration in the world of show biz.) Dane Cook's career I have followed since he first began. He's a funny guy...makes me laugh...though not in this movie. Good job Dane!


In my art I'm working on hiding things...within the layers, peeling away, submerging myself..I'm gearing up for my exhibit in September which will be here before I know it. I can't help but find myself piling life on...like a well worn jacket. Life is short...and I love keeping busy.

I'm trying to get a jump on things so I can fly out of town for a couple of days next week for a much needed break...see how unruly I am?...

gotta fly...

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Okay- Hi Angela! this is funny. Well, not really, but interesting. I have been an admirer of your artwork and papers for a while as I am a mixed media artist and a Somerset Studio fan(atic). My daughter and I decided to rent a movie for the weekend and had a good 3 hours to kill, so we decided to rent the Sound of Music special edition. We decided to watch the bonus features first because we saw that it had the Von Trapp kids, 40 years later. Well, after hearing the names, I heard "Angela Cartwright" and thought hmmm. That isnt THE Angela cartwright, the artsit is it? And sure enought it was (as you know).

Okay, so maybe I am the last person on planet earth to know that YOU were in the movie and a famous actress. We loved hearing about your time in the movie.

Anyways, I was moved to write you. I adore your artwork and thought Id drop by!

Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely!!!!!!

Amanda A. Brooks said...

i'm so glad you enjoyed MR. BROOKS. my parents and i saw it not only because of kevin costner, but because my dad is MR. BROOKS-at least his last name. :) kevin and the movie were great. dane cook will be in a new romantic comedy coming up. looking forward to that. it's called GOOD LUCK CHUCK. -amanda
:)

tiffini elektra x said...

Beautiful pieces I love what you have been doing with your photography. The texture - sigh! Can not wait for the mixed emulsions book. And the In This House book which I had the amazing experience of holding in my hands for a bit. UNBELIEVABLE! Holy Moly you and Sarah did an AMAZING job! I can not wait is is just so fantastic! Everything about it. . .just so so wow!

Nancy Hunt-Bartek said...

I too, seem to be having one of those artistic splurges for lack of a better word. I force myself to bed, and I can't wait to get up again, and get back to my creating. When my Somerset arrives, I barely sleep at all wanting to savor every work of art, every little detail. I swear I am a madwoman, the older I get. And new paper???? Oh, the things that excite a 52 year old!!!
fondly, Nancy

Frivolitea said...

I love the texture and depth of the pieces you show in this entry. I'll be back to visit soon.

John R. Gowdy said...

Your work just keeps getting more and more interesting. Speaking of "making lots of art" maybe check out "Portsmouth Ohio Murals"
They are the longest work of art in the world, by a single artist--Robert Dafford" --painted on our city floodwall. One is about Roy Rogers, who grew up here.

Angie in AZ said...

Love your tree photos! I have a thing for trees and you seem to capture them so well with film. I live in Phoenix and have been quite thrilled this spring photographing cacti in bloom. I've lived there since 1983 and I am just now coming to appreciate the beauty in the desert.