Thursday, June 30, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
When I was little I used to be really into stamp collecting*. That past-time has faded away but I still love stamps as objects, they really are little works of art. They can be so colorful and funny, and interesting, and even perplexing. Of course my favorite are the older gummed ones, I hate the new sticky kind. When I was last at my family home I grabbed an envelope full to sort though, they ended up being from Czechoslovakia, these are a handful of the best ones.
*To the point where I started a Stamp Collecting Club with some girls from my Girl Scout troupe, which looking back makes me wish I was as cool now as I was then.
Posted by Julianna at 11:47 AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
A few things from the past weeks: grasses, from our stay at the coast last week. I also found the tray of my dreams for moving tea things from the kitchen to my room in just one trip. My mom bought the Portland Stairs book to try some walks while she was here. We did one in the Northeast part of the city, which was tons of fun! There are so many secret public staircases I never new about, some I pass in my car every day. Sadly I didn't take my camera along on the walk, so I'll have to do it again. Pictured next to the book are my new summer shoes. And lastly some reading material; I'm lucky enough to know someone who works in a great book store and is willing to trade art for books, it works out beautifully. I've already made my way though all of these except Oblomov, which I'm half way though.
I'm trying to get back to work today, it feels good but I can tell it's going to be hard getting into a routine again.
Posted by Julianna at 11:39 AM
Monday, June 13, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Some new pieces for an upcoming show.
I guess I really shouldn't be showing new work before the show opens, but oh well...Honestly the real thing looks so much better, and is much much larger.
It might not seem like it from this post but I've been feeling seriously unmotivated lately. It's actually been quite terrible. It's not a creative slump exactly, because I"m happy with my recent work, I think it's more that I'm ready for a change. It suddenly occurred to me a little while ago (like a lightning bolt) that I don't want to be doing the same thing I'm doing right now in five years. I'm not sure what direction I want to go, and I'm not quite sure how to take the first steps, all I know is I need to feel like I have a more of a direction and something I'm working towards.
Posted by Julianna at 3:02 PM