January 22, 2008

food for thought......

what....is this wrong ? what do you use your paper plates for... food ?? I obviously use mine to mix my paints on !
here's page C in my art journal !

a little bit of a close up.

and another !

and this is what my family lives with....me, my mess and paints... having taken over part of the kitchen in order to do what I love to do.

so why do I work in here and not in my stuido on this project ??
because painters need water and a sink.
Do I have a bathroom {with a sink} attached to my studio ? I do.
hmmm...I'm going to have to keep working on a good answer here.
okay, honestly...I don't like to cook. But I love my kitchen and being in the heart of the home.
There, does that work ?


  1. Ha, Beth! I think you are right. I will have to break out the paints. Not my favorite medium to use in collage, because I hate the mess and waiting for drying time and if I am interrupted, there are all of my materials sitting out to tempt a very active and devious 3 yr. old. But, I HAVE to admit, paint will definitely ADD something to my compositions. Darn YOU!

    Ugh! And then I will have to MOVE my work space into the kitchen to be closer to WATER!!!!! (Kidding! heehee- there is a bathroom off my studio space and I balance art on the edge of the sink just fine when I need to.... good thing walnut ink doesn't stain plastic since I spray it in there. :)

  2. I should have also added, "Love your pages." :) Are the blobby dots made from stamping with painted bubble wrap?

    You are messing with my "clean" little world! #!@#$% But you can't really be free in your art unless some paint hits the wall or floor, eh? *sigh* (resignation)

  3. Okay, one more thing (and then I will STOP cluttering up your post with comments! lol)

    Your paper plates are great art pieces in themselves! Ever thought of doing an art installation of your plate pallettes on a wall in your house somewhere?

  4. Thanks for passing by the other day and leavign a comment on my blog. When I first started getting into creating I also used the kitchen. So I understand where you are coming from. We then had the opportunity to fix our basement and my hubby was nice enough to make a room for me for all my art supplies. Do you think I use it. No, I am actually now on two tables in the family room where I can be with the family and by the TV. I understand you completely. Thanks again for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  5. Oh what yummy images, both of your journal and your kitchen. Looks exactly like I would've wanted to decorate it too! ;-)

    I really like that pink hue and the dots - great pages!

  6. Yep, I'm back, but this time with an award..... :)

  7. totally works for me!!:)


  8. hello i am the hubby of heather and as you left your blog this the only way for this dumb man to let u know if u go 2 the archives 4 dec 2006 at the bottom is another page which tells what kind thanks 4 your good thoughts and prayers

  9. Lovely.
    And I know what you mean about the kitchen. It is one of my favorite places to write. The hearth, the place where we make something out of nothing and are fed.

  10. I came hoping to see a photo spread of your big news!!! I will not blow your cover here..you can tell your audiance tomorrow! Great journal pages..and having been in your house, I too would want to be in the open and the light to create!


**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth