Caught these two dancing around the studio.
What does this sculpture think its doing?
Its studio is a mess.
They should be cleaning not dancing.
I told them they were artwork and that means work is part of their description. “ART WORK” I said.
They just kept on dancing pretending not to hear me.
So I turned off their music.
They didn’t seem to care. They just kept on dancing!
Just as I was about to give them a lecture the little buggers reminded me that they were going to keep on dancing no matter what I said.
That is how they are, what they do, how they grew and what was done to them.
I thanked them for setting my perspective straight and turned the music back on!
That sculpture danced on and smiled at me as I continued to mess up the studio making art.
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Summer is dancing by quickly.
So far the August stick art posts are on schedule.
Three sculptures a week as promised.
Easy for the stick art, they don’t have little twigs that need school clothes and other supplies.
Their family tree doesn’t have summer reunions or travel far away for vacations and visits. No packing. No cars, boats, gear, food….
I do like simple art. Just don’t confuse simple with easy! It’s hard to keep things simple.
As you may have guessed from the tone of this post things are rather busy at the moment. I’m sure many of us are going nuts trying to do all that’s expected as summer comes to an end.
Why did I not schedule posts for the whole month? Thought there was more time. Wrong!
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This stick art couple is appropriate for a Sunday post. Very
As they dance and embrace I can almost hear them say. “You make me
My stick sculpture is going in a
whole new direction.
Possibly a more
holistic approach to practicing my art.
Hold me close” the dancers whispered.
“Hello, 911? I’d like to report a couple involved in a
Hold it, stop, this is getting ridiculous.
Seriously, I don’t really know why I filled this stick sculpture with
holes, but it still floats!
whole month of stick art posts is getting to me!
If you line your eye up just right you can see through the
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Wood will waltz,
twigs do jigs,
smooth stick sculpture steps,
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Whoa, if that stick leans in any closer the whole sculpture is gonna fall over on the table.
There might be some little twigs in the future if that stick person doesn’t cool it.
Sometimes this stick art wants to rush into things or go too far.
Can’t a sculpture just want dance? Gosh!
There I go judging those sticks again.
Should know better than to read anything into it,
just make artwork,
have fun doing it,
and let it have fun being it!
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Not judging stick people like we discussed in the last post but, this couple is not at all stiff like the last sculpture posted.
These two are loose and fluid not stiff and stick-like!
The stick art dances better that the artist! That’s not judging stick people or art, it’s just the sad truth!
Maybe that’s why I make so many of dancing stick sculptures. I’m trying to become a more artistic dancer.
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This stick sculpture needs to loosen up. They do seem to be into each other and dancing close but, why so stiff? Maybe they are just learning or uncomfortable having their picture taken. It could be a first time or a chaperone is watching closely. The other twigs and sticks might be scrutinizing every move. No leaves might make them feel naked? Wrong music?
Could it be that’s how they grew and how they are and that’s the way they like to dance?
I should stop judging stick people!
Stick people August.
Kind of makes sense because this is the month the leaves that cover the stick people begin to die off and show the colors of the energy that they grew by.
The spectacular show of autumn will yield to winter’s interpretation of nature’s beauty.
That is when stick people are most visible.
Like winter constellations becoming visible in a galaxy of trees.
Stick art August is still on schedule!
Doing art is addictive!
There are so many things I do and have done. If there was a post about all of that it would be by far my longest post.
Of that long list the only thing that makes me want to do more and more of is artwork.
This week the duties of my scattered life were mostly auto mechanics and property maintenance. I am pretty good at both and accomplishing those tasks is rewarding to me.
It’s just not the same approach as doing artistic work. I want to do it and get it done right so it’s fixed and won’t have to be done again!
Artwork is like I want to do it once, play with it, do it again with a little tweak, fool with it some more and maybe a bunch of variations of whatever it is because it’s fun to see what happens.
This does not happen when I am tearing down a dusty plaster ceiling or absorbing petroleum products under a vehicle.
What’s brown and sticky? The three year old asked with a big smile.
Was afraid to answer because it was a set up. “Don’t know”, I said.
“A STICK!”, said the now laughing little joker!
Love little kid jokes.
Art and all forms of creativity require that kind of freedom and license.
Doing art helps keep it.
One more while we’re on the subject, when is the best time to go to the dentist?
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