Tuesday, November 11, 2008

end in sight / just a peek


I am finally feeling like the work is coming together nicely and an end to my madness is in sight. Now I'm just tying up loose ends - literally - putting together the final touches. I hope all goes well. The space we have at the festival is so small - 6' x 5' - and that is one of the challenges. I am anxious for the show and look forward to meeting some of the other artist - many who I have admired their work on etsy. Do any of you buy from etsy? Last year I bought almost all of my gifts handmade off of etsy. / in class when my color and composition teacher assigned us a self-portrait, he asked each one of us what we thought it meant. i said that i thought it was an outward expression of inward feelings or being able to show something on the outside that you feel you can't from the inside. it's hard to be completely objective while you're essentially recreating your face - trying not to conform to traditional beauty and finding that you love how you really look without photoshopping yourself. in the end i feel like the painting i created doesn't truly look like the photo i based it on and i'm afraid it looks amateurish, but i'm generally pleased with it and feel it "represents" me well. it was very frustrated working with the acrylic paint (i like the blending capabilities of oil much better). i think i got the basic essence of myself, but struggled with mixing my colors strictly from the primaries . i hope mine is up to par with the rest of my classmates!

9 comments:

ELK said...

taylor ~ how I have missed you and with your photo a face ...very hard assignment but it looks like you did well my dear!? Mom...good luck on all the loose ends...remind me of what and where this weekend?

I love
ETSY but do not look often ~ looking is enjoyable but hard to decide online for me ....it is a "ELK thing"

spread your wings said...

Elk, this weekend is the I.C.E. (Indie Craft Festival) in Atlanta where Taylor and I are selling our work (her photography and my scannography). She has sold in several festival shows but this is my first with her.

Edi Style said...

Love ETSY!! Will visit your shop by the end of the day n
Thank you for your kind compliments ;-))

kath said...

I have bought some great things from etsy but usually vintage not handmade. There is a camera bag that I am coveting. Your scannography is amazing!

leaca said...

I need to spend more time on Etsy. Great post today girls.

Donna said...

Taylor...i think your self portrait is great. I recognised it straight away as looking like the photo on your blog.

margie said...

you two are sooo talented.

Relyn said...

Now I know it's this weekend. GOOD LUCK!!

Suvarna said...

I love etsy and have become quite the shopper these days (much to husbands dismay). good luck with your show, hope you both have a great experience.

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