I've been delving more into my egg portraits:I like this little guy, holding his tongue (and beak for that matter), but thinking exclamatory thoughts. ! Sorry about the blurry photo. I was rushing!
I'm feeling like my blog has been too "me, me, me," lately. I want to be a more generous blogger. So here is tiny little list of some others who inspire......me, me, me:
Camilla is a wonderful Swedish artist/illustrator with an amazing web presence, including her gorgeous website, blog and flickr sets. Her work is incredibly quirky and ambiguously evocative. I can't get enough of it. She is also a very generous blogger, sharing beautiful bits of inspiration and linking to all kinds of delicious morsels.
Laura is a Boston area sculptor and installation artist. Her work is the embodiment of my three criteria for great art*: head, heart and hands. Head: there are intellectual ideas and principles behind her work. Heart: in addition to feeling intuitive and authentic, her objects and spaces are clearly labors of love. Hands: her crafts-woman-ship is just dreamy. Laura recently had a show at the Boston Sculptors Gallery, that I was lucky enough to see. FYI, photos don't so her work justice.
*Normally I would urge you to take any kind of criteria that I make up with a grain of salt, except that I didn't make up the head, heart, hands principle. It was actually introduced to me by Robert Schelling when he was my sculpture teacher at Wellesley. And Robert was such a lovely, generous and thoughtful teacher that it would be just silly to dismiss his thoughts on the matter.
I discovered Cary Walker's blog last week through her Etsy Shop, which I found by happy accident. Cary makes little woodsy felt objects which are, quite simply, crafty-delicious. I might just get one to tide me through the rest of this winter!