Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Art as Battle

Well, there's not much in the way of excuses as to why I've been so "lazy" about posting. Unless it's my usual condition--working full time running 3 other businesses besides my art one. Big confession-- I can't stand to hear art referred to as a hobby. I'm a lifer (so far) in the wannabe full-time artist arena. I don't want to be someone who can only make her art once she's safely retired. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just not for me. I'd rather struggle with too many spinning plates until I can quit my day job.

On the sculpture side of life, I've been fighting the organizing battle again and this time I'm determined to win it. A harmonious studio is huge for getting on track, I've found, although my studio is currently completely out of sync with that ideal. This cute and freshly painted etagere is meant for sorting all the little parts I've been collecting for assemblage making. I will post a new pic when it's filled with the recycled phone packaging boxes I turn into mini-storage units. I'm pretty sure I don't have 24 though! My kids haven't gone through that many phones...yet.


  1. i hate that too. 'a hobby' and as if art isn't a full time job! i applaud that you do so much AND work on art.
    i hear ya about the organizing part of a studio. it gets so out of hand when you collect materials let alone get them out to try to make something. enjoy your etagere...new word for me. :)

  2. I saw that shelves were being called etageres on a design site--since our family speaks French (hubby is from France) I thought I'd put it to use! Thanks for all the welding info on Facebook Paula. I admire your go-for-it-ness about art--A LOT!

  3. how exotic...FRENCH!
    seems like a great use for that etageres.
    thanks deborah for cheering me on too...makes life more bearable. glad we met :)