I love Fall Break! I turn into the nastiest studio rat working all day and night catching up on carving. I live in my PJ’s, drink coffee till I’m jacked up and work like a dog only taking pup-bonding breaks. Below are some new pieces done thus far.
Home: Elmwood, TN, 2017
Middle TN: Shelby & Lynchburg 2017
East TN Music: Dolly 2017
Stay posted. There is a temporary pause on new art due to midterms & recruiting events. I’ll be in a grading hole with portfolios, exams, rubrics, and kilns to stack and fire. I only get two days off for break but I plan on working my tail off...and there’s tons of that!!!
Above is a picture taken by one of my students from our annual recruiting event, the LC Arts & Letters Day.
Tonight was bitter sweet. It was our last scheduled day to draw Etta before my student Allison’s senior show. Above are the 20 minute drawings I completed. I came into the class a bit on the edge with foot pain but quickly got lost in line and form. Drawing has the ability to wash your problems away. I’m hoping to get a group together to continue monthly figure sessions.
Back in the studio after surgery working on southernisms.
I’m as Nervous as a Long-Tailed Cat in a Rocking Chair Factory, 2017.
I’d love to give a huge thank you to all that sent well wishes including flowers, cards, and presents! I feel very fortunate to have a great support group. After almost a week of sitting in my butt, the foot doc said I can get back in the studio as long as I don’t lift anything. Today I’ve carved two pieces on southernisms. These two are some of my favorites. Above is “I’m as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a rocking chair factory.” Below is “You’re grinnin’ like a fox crappin’ a peach seed.” These two will be going to the Southern Sampler show in NY. Tell me what you think. I have a list of more southernisms but I’m about to go back to southern music influences. I’ve been researching piles of Dolly images.
You’re Grinnin’ Like a Fox Crappin’ a Peach Seed, 2017.
Author: Carolyn Ford
Artist, world traveler, yarn spinner, and lover of random things.