In the process of preparing for my Open Studio that will be held on the first two weekends in June I find myself dealing with SO many mistakes! The art itself is going well, and I am grateful for that.
It seems that I have been trying really hard to be frugal, and that often doesn't work for me. I ordered new stationery and business cards from an inexpensive printer. Let's say . . . cheap, a cheap printer. A muddy disaster! I have now reordered the business cards from my trusty moderately priced printer, and will reorder the stationery later, as it can wait.
Today I was working on some frames, applying size for some silver leaf application, and because it was a little sticky, as I was setting the container of size (a kind of glue) down, it stuck to my hand, and the brand new full container just tumbled over and spilled onto the table, and then rolled off onto the floor. Uggh!
It's really not so bad. I feel quite good about how the art looks for my show. I really am happy with how the frames are coming together as I am finishing them myself. They look fabulous, as a matter of fact, an extension of the art, enhancing the art piece, not distracting from it. Making mistakes is just a part of life, and the word itself reminds me of a great quote from Wynton Marsalis - "If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying".
The painting is from a photograph that I took in Switzerland. It was July, and the fields were ripe with barley, corn and sunflowers. Wunderschon.
Luminous Color Explorations
My name is Jill Keller Peters, and I am passionate about using color as a language to