Friday, January 25, 2013

Giving It Away Again

Just a little "Potato Head" man.

It's been a week and maybe no one has noticed him or maybe they have. I thought he'd have disappeared by now.

This pole is right across the street from my apartment, there is a crosswalk just past it and a bus stop to the right of the pole as seen here.

Some cities have an "Art in Public Places" endeavor. I'd like to think I'm contributing... in a sort of Guerrilla Art way.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Now I'm Painting

They are small, 5x7" canvas panels.
I like painting. These aren't quite finished yet.

Art ain't about paint,
it ain't about canvas.
It's about ideas.
Too many people died without ever getting
their mind out to the world.
--Thornton Dial, 1993

Friday, January 18, 2013

Giving It Away

Can you see it here? No, it's not in here because this is the Before picture. But I can promise you it is within walking distance of where I live now.  Check the last (After) picture below.

When we did our major downsizing and moved I sold a lot of my ceramic art. I also got brave enough to throw some away (they were really bad pieces).  But a lot got packed up and came with me and they were supplemented with everything I made during the summer and this past fall. 

Not a problem, Susan said, just make shelves to put the pieces on. I knew I was in trouble when she kept laughing when she said that.  There isn't any more wall space to put shelves on in our apartment! We have shelves everywhere with stuff on them, shelves over the doors (I now know how to drill into steel studs), shelves on the walls, shelves over the toilet....

A lot of the stuff is not really that fancy or maybe I've moved on to doing it differently or maybe it didn't work out the way I wanted. No, it can't go on my Etsy shop, it's too hard to ship it successfully and if it's a Dude that didn't suffer a catastrophe in the kiln it's at the gallery.

We have devised a new plan: Giving it away. Secretly. Anonymously.
The trick is that you have to find it.

Hint: It's one of my Penguin Pods, about 6" high.