Monday, October 13, 2008

Red Art Project Update - WIP

In my last post, I mentioned the Red Art Project 2008 and showed pictures of what I am working on ... here's a quick peek at where I was:

HERE for a complete recap of the three steps pictured above.

I decided that I did want to go ahead with some bronze, copper and white added to the red sponging, so I spent HOURS cutting out & sticking on the umbrella's from masking tape and painters tap - somehow I convinced myself this would end up being a time saver ... and honeslty, I think it was.

Here's a picture of all the umbrella's taped up:

and here it is with bronze, copper, white and more red sponged on:

and all the tape removed:

... and now I am seriously depressed.

I am no longer happy with it & can't quite put my finger on my issues ... since that last photo, I did sew (with white embroidery floss) around the edge of one umbrella and across the handle of another umbrella - I like the effects, but neither pops nearly as much as I had hoped. I haven't completely given up on the piece, so I guess it's back to the drawing board ...

On the lighter side of life ... I was recently tagged by both Lay Hoon from Me Scrap and Kate from Shibori Girl - they aren't the exact same thing, but close enough ... I copied the rules listed on Kate's page:

1) Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog
2) Share 7 facts about yourself, some random, some weird
3) Tag 7 more people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
4) Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs

7 things about me:

1) I'm left handed,
2) an ordained minister (of the Universal Life Church, dontcha know), a notary public, a licensed real estate agent (inactive status) & a receptionist at a small salon
3) that collect rocks.
4) My favorite sandwich is a Monte Christo.
5) I still consider myself an Army brat
6) and hope to someday live in a treehouse (with a large, well stocked, natural light having studio in the "yard").
7) I wish on shooting stars

I tag:

Terisa a.k.a. Sabii Wabii @ Running With Scissors


MARLOU B. said...

I like very much what you have done!!
I wish too on shooting stars !

MJ said...

I think the umbrellas are magnificent! It has given me an idea for a scrapbook page except I'm not nearly as energetic as you and I can't imagine cutting out all those little umbrellas for photo purposes!! Still, the design is wonderful!

I caught the tag! Somehow, I'm always the slowest runner (wink)! I'll post mine soon! Happy week ahead!

Kate said...

Sorry you are depressed over your project - that happens to me too sometimes in the middle of a thing. Maybe it's part of the creative process.

I like your list - hey! I'm left-handed too!


Sabii Wabii said...

It's working...

Now about that may take a while but I'll be there.

Can't wait to see the finished project!

dkuroiwa said...

ooh...Monte that's a wonderful memory to have first thing in the morning!!! yummmmm!

Got the tag..will get on it tonight...I love being seems to be what a do best!!

I hope you start to feel better about your project....personally...I like it. The umbrellas are incredible. Your creativity is amazing...I wish I had a fourth of what you have.
Maybe in a bit you'll find that missing element...hope you do!!
have a great day!

Doe Grozs Art said...

we, hubby and I, came across the coolest tree house. "I want to live there!" tree houses are so cool........

daydreamstudios said...

I think it's coming along quite well. I know the little self doubt demon you speak of. He bothers me all the time!
I bet it just glistens with the copper.

Anonymous said...

wow... so when I want to get married in the new house and get the hair done beforehand...I'll know who to call.
Just saw your gorgeous black and white cranes and charms you sent to KAthryn... yum!

Shonna said...

Your painting is looking really cool! I think the problem is that you have spent so much time on it. I think the best thing to do is step away for awhile and then come back with a new perspective. Don't give up on it; I am really liking where you are going with it and I can't wait to see it finished!!

LaY hOoN said...

Love your collage ... just paint over and over until you get your desired painting. Get fun with it.

Sandy Michelle said...

The tape effect is a wonderful touch to your project! What a beautiful idea to wan to live in a tree house:)


3rdEyeMuse said...

wow - thanks for all the love, everyone! ... so is anyone going to be disappointed when I tell you that I covered all the sponging in red paint? it's true. I think I'll take Shonna's advice and let it sit for a bit ... changing gears ... am trying my hand at sewing a pointy cat ... fingers crossed - if all goes well, it'll be part of Saturdays Halloween bash give-a-way. :) teehee

ps - name the date, grrl, and I'm yours!

Robyn said...

Love, love, love your umbrella painting. I would have thought the background collage would peel off a bit when removing the masking tape? Whenever I'm disappointed with my work I hide it for a few weeks and often when I look at it again I'm either very happy with it or I can see the solution to improving it. This painting of yours, however, looks perfect.

terra said...

I think your work is are so talented!

3rdEyeMuse said...

thanks, Robyn. I wish I had a couple of weeks to hide it, but it needs to be recieved by November 1st to be included ... ah well. :) I do appreciate the encouraging words.

you, too, Terra ... actually, I think you've made me blush!

Clevelandgirlie said...

I visited you over the weekend and wanted to tell you that it is because of your lovely little red piece here that I decided to join. So it's all your fault!!
I love how you used the red paint and the umbrella stencil. You are really evolving with your art, aren't you!!

Kate said...

So how's the piece coming, Michelle? Or did you put it away for a rainy day? (pun intended :-) )

It's so tantalizing to think of what you will do to it next.



AscenderRisesAbove said...

it was fun checking out your blog and reading the facts about you. I want a tree house too!