Monday, June 30, 2008

Just Waiting



Much of my time spent as an artist is in waiting. Waiting for the next show, waiting for the customer to call back, waiting for the paint to dry. Just Waiting. And while waiting, beginning other projects that will soon, in turn, be waiting themselves. If patience be a virtue, right now I have virtue in spades.

Currently I have three projects in wait. Two Art Nouveau inspired marriage contracts and an Art Deco style wedding invitation. Both marriage contracts are actually Ketubah (Ketubot in the plural), Jewish legal marriage documents with both English and Hebrew calligraphy denoting the text. One is a simple black and white Art Nouveau inspired assymetrical frame with Hebrew and English written in a simple, yet elegant hand. The second is inspired by the bride's grandparents' Ketubah ca. 1940.

The wedding invitation is in an Art Deco style specifically inspired by the Oviatt Penthouse a Los Angeles Art Deco landmark reminiscent of a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel in beauty and opulence.

The waiting, however, is over for the purchase of my images on iPop magnets. Femme Fatales four pack set and the Fashion Plates four pack set as well as the large La Belle Vie single magnet are all available for retail purchase via the website.

So I sit and wait. Not a bad thing. I sit in the sunshine and work, my art in constant revolution as each project takes a turn in time to become whole.


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33 comments:

Parallax Photo said...

"I sit in the sunshine and work, my art in constant revolution.."

A wonderful image, and not a bad way to spend time

Moxie said...

Not a bad way to wait at all.
Very cool magnets.

Walk in the Woods said...

Waiting in the sunshine is a wonderful thing. We do some unexpected growing there!

:)

design for mankind. said...

WOW--- this one is truly gorgeous, dear.

tanyBUG said...

so true about waiting! always waiting for something!

Krissy said...

I'd love to wait in the sunshine!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog--thanks for your visit. Your work is lovely!

Patrizia said...

That is so true. Right now I am in the stage of just waiting for new ideas to pop into my head.

You are very very very talented!

please sir said...

Oh yes...inevitable waiting. Lovely illustration of your wait...good luck!

heidi said...

gorgeous painting! I love the surface texture.

High Desert Diva said...

Love the textural background in this piece

Mrs.French said...

I love the plates! I can't wait to see all of your projects...so I guess I am waiting too.

A World in a PAN said...

waiting, but also creating. waiting becomes fruitful.

espionage said...

You're beautiful. Waiting is my whole life right now. Waiting for the garment samples to be done. Waiting to get a representative. Waiting for them to make sales so I can live. la la la. Waiting is beautiful, though. I think I could go so far as to argue that waiting is actually living, while the things we do are the distractions. It's all life, no matter what.

High Desert Diva said...

Congrats on this piece making it to the Etsy front page!

tangobaby said...

Oh hurrah! I am off to buy my magnets!

The nice thing about you is that you create such lovely art while you are waiting too.

handmade julz said...

i'd love to do some waiting + creating with you sometime soon! i'm doing the same thing over here. I love espionage's thoughts.

Mary-Laure said...

I want her hat! And her classy grace.

Margins. said...

I am really waiting for the meat of my life to begin. You know what I mean?

tattytiara said...

That is so lovely. The weathered texture really makes it feel like a long wait indeed!

sol y sombra creations said...

I just love your use of color!!

LeaKarts said...

With your work, it's always worth the wait :)

Rosebud Collection said...

It can be bothersome waiting..but you know you will have a wonderful outcome, after the wait..Beautiful picture, as usual..

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

I am intrigued by these marriage contracts. Sounds fascinating.

Congrats again on the magnets. They're lovely. I also love the texture on the painting in this post.

Sew Bettie said...

I hear you on the waiting game... I bet the ketubah's will be amazing.

Elizabeth said...

As someone who aspires to the art trade (well, graphic novels) and is waiting to get enough cash for art school tuition...I understand you.

ankur said...

This waiting turns ordinary artist into an incredible artist . We are so much closer to ourself when we are waiting or doing nothing.



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Cakespy said...

I love the magnets! :-) And I too am waiting...ah the life of an artist!

Di Overton said...

That is a FABULOUS painting. Even capital letters don't say how fabulous it is.

Jessie Cacciola said...
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Jessie Cacciola said...

I LOVE that piece. you are mighty talented, my dear. :)

Di Overton said...

This is so wonderful I put it up as my Just a Beautiful Picture yesterday.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Ah, waiting in the sunshine sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me! If waiting has to occur that is the place to do it :)