I worked lots of hours yesterday on the new website. The work that is most difficult is the decisions I have to make as an artist about how I want my work seen -- in what context. Do I want these images grouped together even though the chronology would place them near eachother? How many galleries of images do I want to show? Naming, oh my naming. Each series creates an onion skin layering of titles. How do I want that to work?
How many new photos do I need?
Am I putting a photo of me with the bio?
Geeze. Now I'm really glad we're making heavybubble.com
Ok, lots is going on behind the scenes. I'm moving my art site into the heavybubble framework. I look forward to letting everybody take a look at my work in the new space.
Heavy bubble is a service that Stellarvisions has been working on for several months. Artists will be able to create and maintain their own websites. We will be building numerous designs that are perfect for the presentation of work in a professional setting.
The thing is I do need some work photographed.
Oh well, its always that way.
This is what it looks like this week in Philadelphia. My studio is on the second floor of a building without air conditioning. So I've moved lots of my drawing supplies to my office downtown. I'll be working on smaller drawings while I wait for the heat to break. I'm just afraid that won't be until September.
Working on a series of new drawings. These are the some of the objects that are defining the landscape. I'm drawing at home and downtown lately because the art studio is inhospitable. I can get alot more work done when I don;t drip sweat on the paper.
I'm hoping to have a dozen drawings completed by end of next week. They are coming along well. They use the cosmic strings approach.
My first day in the studio in weeks. I spent most of the time just cleaning up the dirt that covers the place when the BIG fans go on. The fans ran all day while I was there. I cleaned, organized some work.
I unwrapped some framed pieces that had come back from the All About Trees show; looking for where they could reside next. I drank so much water one would think I would float away. I have a thermometer to check the temp so I don't become oblivious and forget to hydrate.
As you may have noticed there was a flurry if activity at the end of May. But June has been too HOT to work. I have tried to be in my studio. I just can't do it. Last weekend I went in to show some work to another artist and you just couldn't be in the space. It was 80 degrees inside at 8 am and I'm on the second floor.
Don't be fooled by the lows... that's with 80 percent humidity.
I just can't work in that heat. I sweat on the paper. Ick. And the humidity curls everything up.