Juggling Acts

July 1st, 2008

I had a lovely weekend in NYC (mainly in Queens) with the hubster's family and friends. Back at home, my introverted self is quite tuckered out and I've been whacked around by a nasty migraine. But I had a great day before the migraine attack. I went into Boston to drop off some more prints along with a bunch of originals at Oak. I shopped around in the store a bit and picked out a couple cute barrettes. Then since I had some extra time on the meter, I walked around for a bit and checked out the new Apple store. It's very pretty. I'm glad I don't have to drive down there everyday, but it wasn't too bad today. I found a kick-ass parking spot on my first try and didn't hit any traffic. Hooray for summer! Ack, it's July! I can hardly believe it! I've got a birthday coming up this month and a wedding to travel to and I'm hoping it will be a creative and fun-filled summer.

Before leaving for New York, I put some paint into a moleskine and smushed the pages together to make some inkblot art. I've done this before and enjoyed the results, but this particular journal is part of a sketchbook exchange that Jim put together. I've never done one of these before, but I think it will be very cool to see what everyone does. My first inkblot (really a paintblot, the paint is the orange and purple) suggested the form of swirly ponytails, which led to this image of a circus act, which I made into a poster of sorts. My sketchbooks tend to be kind of random, so who knows what will be next.

In my regular sketchbook, I'm filling page after page with images. I've got a painting idea (that I dreamed about) that involves a tattoo and I'm trying to figure out tattoo design. I know it's circular, but the rest is a mystery. I've got a commission that needs working on, some business to take care of, some art that wants to be created, and loads of cleaning that needs to get done. Such is the juggling act of life! It's a good juggling act though.

I know there were other things that I wanted to mention, but that's all I've got at the moment!

10 Responses

What a great idea! Inkblot art! And I know what you mean about needing that time and space to recover from all of those people, wonderful though they may be. It sounds like you have a wonderful balance (as usual).

This is such a fun piece, Leah! I love their ponytails!

After all the rave reviews about moleskine sketchbooks I’ve got one on the way. They don’t ship to Canada though, so I had to be sneaky and track down a used one. I heard about them first here, and I’m excited to see for myself how they hold paint. Who doesn’t hate soggy, warped paper syndrome!

Oh but juggling is good! It means you are overflowing with all that you love.
Glad you had a good trip and you know I love your ink blots.

I love what you do with inkblots. I need to try it. Since my girls were little we’ve played the scribble game where you just scribble a random mark and the other person needs to create something out of it. Great for car trips and plane rides.

I have a birthday this month too. July 21st. When’s yours?

BTW, I just love the new work you’ve been posting. I love the mood and feeling behind the paintings. I connect to it somehow. You’re really quite inspiring.

ah, juggling. Now there’s a word I think about a lot! So – happy birthday! My dad’s bday was July 17. I see you have another request: when is it?

hey guys! it’s the 17th, same as tammy’s dad!

I love this idea, Leah! My son Rhett and I will have to try it.

whimsy!! I have a bday this month too!

FUN! now i want to smoosh paint, too!

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday ;)

I have been looking around all of your blogs… Wow! You are one busy woman! How do you do it! Can you turn off your brain at night? What a gift you have!!!

Post a Comment