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This is an online journal of my artistic investigations and a way to communicate about my work, ideas, quandries and queries! I welcome comments and conversation and do hope you enjoy these musings. My artwork is available in my shop MissouriBendStudio on Etsy.com or on my website.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Evolving In Fits And Starts

Things in the studio are evolving...in fits and starts, to be sure.  After the little pseudo botanical specimens I showed you on Monday, I dreamed about them in the night and saw where they needed to go, which was very exciting.  But, the catch with that was that I began thinking about them and envisioning and secretly planning just how they might unfold....which for me ALWAYS backfires.  I thought I was keeping it all under wraps, but the muses....or whoever in the world is in charge of the action in the studio, knew I had a direction in mind and made sure it just didn't work.  That is, until I let go and saw where they were supposed to be going, but that only happened after I spent quite a bit of time bumbling around and making a mess of things.  What artist could ever get a big head...we are humbled and brought to our knees...daily.

Well, I took a photo of the newest work in progress, but somehow the camera malfunctioned (I know, I know, that sounds like a nice excuse!) and the photo didn't take, so you will just have to wait until Monday when the new piece (or pieces) should be finished anyway.  In the meantime, here's a real photo of the third piece from the group I started at the beginning of the week.  You'll see on Monday where this is leading....promise!

found text reads:
many jars
strange things

Do have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday!  Cheers!


  1. hmmm ... strange things growing in your many jars. Microscopic blossoms and such. Will tune in on Monday to see what you've been up to.

  2. I love the step by step evolution we are sharing...these pieces create a lot of interest; peering into them; making sense of shapes and then the words...all good fun!

  3. Humbled daily indeed! But as long as it eventually leads to such good works, no worries!

  4. Robyn, it will be interesting enough I hope...its always a surprise, even to me!

  5. Fiona...there was a huge evolution this weekend...wish I had documented it...but tomorrow we'll see what there is to show! Thanks for sharing in this rocky journey!

  6. Gabriella...your support and good cheer is always a welcome gift!!!

  7. Love that you actually dreamed abut the work Patti.
    My camera is often playing up these days... but your work shnes though...
    good creating,

  8. Sometimes that is how it goes in the studio- small starts and stumbling - finding something new to try- finding out what does not work so you can find out what does work.


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