Oh elusive line. I've been searching you out in the most unusual of forms. Sewing you into paper, drawing you with ever finer detail and sharper pencil and now transcribing you with metal. Yes metal - silverpoint to be exact. An old, old drawing method favored by Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci. I like you. You're metallic glean, the smoothness of the golden drawing ground you requested, the way you don't let me erase you, but are at the same time somehow forgiving of my missteps. These are poor quality "work in progress" pictures, of a new kind of drawing I've been making. It relates to individuality and collective, and the idea of repeating forms in nature, and the various ways we determine knowledge, and probably some more things i'm too tired to talk coherently about just yet. Something is brewing though, I can feel it simmering under the surface and I'm excited to see where it takes me.
The sky is gorgeous and stormy - full of that light that only comes in the afternoon full of pacific northwest rain and sun reflecting of of industrial buildings looming with their non-descriptive boxiness. Its January 2. I've been thinking for a few days about the possibility in a new year and what my intentions should be. Last years were modest, but I accomplished them - this makes me want to think bigger. I feel the world fresh with possibility. I am unfocused at work - more so than usual - and am spending the afternoon listening to a long last band and thinking about art projects and realizing that its been much, much too long since i last updated this blog. I have a new digital camera now (thank you Erik's step parents) and really no excuses. Perhaps that should be my first intention - update the daily art blog - maybe not everyday, but certainly more than 24 times a year. once a week seems like a worthy goal. and to post pictures. tonight or tomorrow.
Like many artists before me, i've created a blog to share experiments, small works, doodles and random thought. I've made a website that you should visit. michellemariedaly.com If you're interested in purchasing an original work of art or learning more about me or my work, or just want to stop and say hello, email email@example.com