Tuesday, January 12, 2010

For the Love of Letters

I'm not talking about love letters, but those letters that make up our language, or any language for that matter. Text! Not texting, but . . . Text!

I've been spending some time on Etsy purchasing vintage text items the past few days. The plastic letters here will be used this summer when I do my sun painting on fabric. Those fabrics will make great backgrounds for my mini pieces.

These little letter stamps are 1/2 - 3/4" tall. They came in an awesome box that is an artwork itself. This is just the inside. I LOVE that blue!

I told myself I would play for as long as it was necessary. I would do nothing that smacked of creating to sell. I would not have to complete anything. Completion would be the enemy! Well, that didn't last too long. Here are two pieces that I do believe are finished. I don't know if there will be more like them or not. They are each 6 x 6".

I'm exploring the meanings of how we physically impose our thoughts on the environment and how the environment naturally takes over. I also have a thing for cities -- their naturalness and their unnaturalness. There's something about that urban grid that I love.

We'll see what comes next. I'm excited that thoughts and images have come to me. I always panic thinking that my next step in life will be to become a Wal-Mart greeter. Yet the ideas keep coming.


paula said...

these already look like works of art. mixed media wall art. wow

Nellie's Needles said...

When there is depth to be tapped into, of course worthwhile "stuff" will surface. You GO girl!

Unknown said...

These look like fun is on its way!

Wiggy said...

Love the path that you are going down. The two pieces are awesome. I will be sitting on pins and needles waiting to see what you will post next. Now if I can get myself motivated to step into my studio to create.

ArtPropelled said...

I'm liking this new direction, Kim. Something different for a new year. I love it when that happens. It certainly gets the creative juices flowing.

aimee said...

you have a beautiful smile, but please don't become a wal-mart greeter! your time is better spent on your art and your funny words here. HOORAY for text! love it!