Tuesday, November 16, 2010

you, to me, are sweet as roses in the morning.

I've mentioned it before, and I will again, I absolutely love drawing hair and the wrinkles in clothing. Recently, I received a beautiful gift of a book about (what else?) the history of bicycles. I was amazed to find vintage bike posters by such prominent artists as Mucha (MASTER OF HAIR AND WRINKLES IN CLOTHING) and Toulouse-Lautrec. These posters were made before cars, even! An example of a Mucha below:

Is there a point to this rant? OF COURSE THERE IS! I recently slated an ACTUAL OPENING date for a show at Orange Glory... AKA A DEADLINE. God knows I needed one. Thinking of the first piece for the show (which will also be the promotional mailer) I thought back to all of the times that I have skipped bike events for the studio lately. I guess this is my retribution. The final will most likely be mixed media.

A final thought, one that has recurred about five times to me today, "We always condemn most in others... that which we most fear in ourselves." Working on not being as judgemental of others...


Cleiton said...

and do you remenber what's the book name? :)

CarlaJ said...

The Bicycle by Pryor Dodge.