Saturday, April 23, 2011

Progress with my art project

It's not that I haven't been doing anything, but I find it difficult to sit down and write. I spend so much time doing my faces that all my spare time is taken up. I have tried to force myself to get interested in something else, but I can't seem to do it. I worry that I won't be able to think of another project, so I keep going and trust that when the time is right, I will feel that this is done. I photographed some of the pieces and put them on the computer so that I can tell what they look will look like. I didn't know if I wanted to leave white boarders around them or not. I can see that I like them up against each other, which was my original idea. I have almost 100 of these now............

Monday, April 11, 2011


The shelter is having a benefit auction and I did this as my contribution. I'm very pleased with it and hope the shelter makes lots of money on it. It was all I could do to pull myself away from my faces. At this point I have done 53 obituary faces, after 28 Szondi faces. I'm still going strong and have no inclination to quit. I wonder what drives me, but I don't question it too much. Eventually it will come to me.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 02, 2011

What I've been doing

I continue to be enthralled with doing faces, although I've done a few other things, too. Everyday I scan the obituaries in the newspaper looking for faces that appeal to me for some reason or other. My criteria is usually the birth date and how interesting I think the rendering will be. As I look at these images I feel as if I get to know them, imagining their lives and their deaths. I don't seem to react emotionally to them, but contemplate the fact of death and its consequences. Once in awhile I think of the family, the person who chose the picture for the obituary. All of the dead are smiling, which I guess is the way they want their relative to be presented to the world no matter what their life was like.