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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Finishing and Packing Up

Final steps with the pebble piece!

Processes include silk screening, heat forming, under coat, crackle coat, initial patination coat with two way paint, over-painted with tarnished gold metallic, rubbed with crystalline metallic micro powders and dry brushed with flaky iridescence.It glows at least five ways causing a little visual overwhelm.

There are days when I just understand how wonderful my son really is.

I am in the final push for the Unearthed Show. I have conjunctivitis in both eyes and a serious cold. Constantly self soothing to fend off serious panic. Not so soothed that creative tension completely vapourises. Just enough to allow me to finish intact.

My son phoned to get instructions to prepare the truck for tomorrow. He checked to see if I had slept. Not very much. He told me to take a little nap and he would phone me in an hour then he'd come by with something healthy to eat and not talk at all. He asked how much water I drank.

When did this turn around? I keep calling by his baby names like Boonie and Barney Bubbles.
But he is this full grown, kind and nurturing man who has a sense when to kick in. A genuine support.

The truth is that there will be no problem finishing the show. The components are all done and being pieced together. The cases are done. And some of it is exciting. I like this part of the process. Very curious to see how it will all work in the mine building with the beautiful old rafters and casement windows that filter the light.

And after tomorrow there are no heavy obligations for at least a month. Who knew I would need a holiday from making art.


arlee said...

!!!!!!!!!!!Stop reading this and go sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE lots of pics of set up show!!!!!!!!!!!!!

material witness said...

I had a nice little nap. My eyes and chest feel much better and I am excited about tomorrow. Will take pictures. Jim and Krizstina take pictures of everything!