thinking out loud

POSTED ON Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 09:01

“My interest is in experience that is wordless and silent, and in the fact that this experience can be expressed for me in art work which is also wordless and silent”.

—Agnes Martin

POSTED ON Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 03:00

Checking my art supplies.

nylon japanese watercolor brushes — check.
aqueous pencils — check.
drawing pens — check

water color moleskine — check.
journal moleskine — check
sketchbook moleskine — check

pencil sharpener?

pencil sharpener?

POSTED ON Friday, May 18, 2012 - 16:31

I will be away drawing in the mountains for a few days. So excited to have this time after missing it for the past two years!  Expecting to have lots of fun stuff to share when I return.

 

POSTED ON Monday, April 23, 2012 - 19:23

 

Part two of my saturday studio trip.

I arrived at Carpenter Street and came up to the back entrance.

I reached for my carabiner of keys… duh.

I had walked 2.5 miles and no keys.

Moral of this story — coffee first.

 

POSTED ON Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 20:58

 

Saturday was a studio day.

I was up early and out the door without having coffee. With such an early start I figured I had some terrific beans at the studio and I'd take some half and half with me. I like having a fresh cup while sitting on the fire escape outside my studio.

POSTED ON Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 01:31

All right my head was spining.

I was keeping myself from a meltdown by calmly checking off options and laying out plans. Framing is always a major decision no matter how many times you've done it.

POSTED ON Monday, March 5, 2012 - 01:42

Showing my work.

I've been thinking quite a bit lately about being more focused on showing some of my work. That means making sure I have images to post on my website. This isn't difficult for my smaller drawings I scan them and that is the best solution.

POSTED ON Friday, December 16, 2011 - 07:53

Winter essentials. I love my little sketchbook (thanks Carol). I can hold it in a gloved or mittened hand.

I haven't been into the studio in a bit. Been working hard on a set of projects with pressing deadlines. If I had been in the studio more it is likely ideas would be flowing better.

Until then I have my favorite little fountain pen and my handy dandy orange sketchbook. It's easy to make small drawings in the cold and wind, even when you have to use Blistex or Chapstick.

I hope to have more news from the studio soon.

POSTED ON Friday, October 21, 2011 - 13:39

I set up my about.me splash page and want to share it with you: http://about.me/stellagassaway/.

I've been trying to figure out a single source portal to send folks to more a bout me. I'm using Google+ but I thought I would try this a bit. I think it captures the right spirit. I'll be linking to all that is me from there.

@ste!!a

POSTED ON Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 05:09

A quick capture of my road kit.

I carry several sketchbooks. Three Molekines, one for ink drawings, a watercolor book, and a journal. Last but not least a Fabriano with multiple color sheets.

I like having the aqueous pencils on the road gives me lots of options. I can use one of my nifty Japanese nylon water color brushes to blend color or I can leave them alone.

This time along I brought a new India Ink brush marker. Love it. It helped me keep my little sketches very loose.

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