Monday, December 1, 2008

What is True?

Or better, what is real? A photograph, a journal entry or the memory not recorded, yet experienced hands on? For an artist, the better question is what is true for me? That is really what we're after. Just as in great works of fiction, great works of art deal with a truth, in time, in place, and in the person of an artist. Hm, That's kind of serious thinking for a Monday morning isn't it, Jan? Well, yes, it is. That's what I get for falling asleep reading Susan Sontag.

We're really just about to venture back into cake land. Cause there's truth in cake too.

But I spent most of last week ( when I wasn't feverish, miserable and in bed) working in my archives. Documenting, sorting, and putting source material into respective work categories: drawings, oils, watercolors, special projects, collage, like that. And I tagged some of my journals for location so I could mine them for narration on the work as well as dig for meaning in the current work. This is something that is not easy. Used to be, isn't anymore.

Well, the truth is, this is Monday. And it is way too early to be so serious. While one part of my brain is wrestling with such matters of truth and themes, another part is oddly excited because I am going to be painting cake. Pure sensual pleasure. It is probably the effect of the nasty cold I caught. These will be for sale for 100.00 each plus shipping during December. First come first serve. ( Hah.) A client has commissioned several so I thought I would do a few more to offer up to all of you. But only for the next couple of weeks.

So for Organizing Monday, I am heading to the bakeries....yes, top of my 3 Most Important Tasks is to buy a Chocolate Nun. If you look through the archives here and find a piece from the Let Them Eat Cake series you would really like to have, email me and I will work it in. Raspberries, wanting to paint raspberries, something RRRed.....

( And thank you all, I am feeling better. )

4 comments:

ParisBreakfasts said...

Monday, monday,
its here to stay (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Oh monday, monday (ba-da ba -da-da-da)
Is that leopard hands on I spy?
Or a pet kitty...
Bring on the nuns PDQ!

Janice C. Cartier said...

Gloves dear one. Nuns coming up....monday monday....

A Brush with Color said...

Love the gloves. Cake shopping!? What a great way to spend a Monday. I'm so there.

Janice C. Cartier said...

Favorite gloves. Love to wear them. Very fun. you're welcome to be there anytime. Need some bits of bakery magic.