Thursday, January 14, 2010
This is what I call my storyboard. It supports all the ideas I'm in the middle of considering for future work or what I'm currently working on. It looks fairly messy now and I am seriously thinking of buying a much bigger one as many of my other ideas are left sitting in a folder which I neglect to open from time to time. Lots of photos that I've taken, quotes that inspire me as well as just "stuff" that makes me feel good like the Edward Hopper work. Unfortunately, I'm still procrastinating on the tree piece. I was hoping to have it finished by now and up to my framers but for some strange reason I just can't seem to complete it. The ground cover isn't coming together the way I see it in my head and I guess that's why I'm leaving it sitting. At some point it will come to me but until then I'll remain patient. There is a small piece in the middle near the bottom of the board that I completed in Carol Shinn's class a few summers ago that I quite like. It is completely covered in thread and is photographed so much better than this somewhere in my blog. That piece, although small took forever to complete. When you see Carol's work, it is mindblowing to say the least.
Storyboarding is a no brainer for me. I need to constantly be exposed to what inspires not only me but my work. If I see it everytime I walk into the studio it starts the wheels moving and pushes me forward to contemplate "the how of making it work". The story begins to unfurl in my head and then the work begins..........