Saturday, January 28, 2012

to my "followers"

I hope you will join me at my new location. I had to move blog sites. Everything was all good here until I started trying to add photos to my posts…then I was in “blogger hell”..;o)!! If you ever want to start a blog and think you might add photos this is not the place!! The photos wouldn’t go where I wanted, they kept disappearing, there was a lot of me yelling “are you fucking kidding me!” at the computer screen…stuff like that. So at some point, having the low computer pain tolerance that I do, I decided to pack it up and move. So I re-posted all the old ones at the new site (it was easy because there weren’t very many)'d love to see you over there ;o)!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Things We do for Love and Money...

It's week two and I'm down by 1 pound, whichcould just mean that I haven't had enough water..? But I did go to the gym...yes the gym...4 times last week. BSU offered free January at the BSU Rec. for staff so I took them up on it, it really is the only perk that adjuncts get. It's a very nice gym and I've found a couple of machines that I like, unfortunately school starts tomorrow and I will probably never get my favorite machine again...:o(
The studio was very busy. Since I finished the last project I had to get started on the next project(s)...and I've been doing a good job at documenting the process just
for you!

So I started 4 new projects this week but I only made progress on 2 so you can expect to see the other 2 next week (fingers crossed)...did I mention that school starts this week? That does complicate my studio schedule...;o)

Project 1
In December I was involved with the Trey McIntyre Project 10+1 show (I didn't document the process at all) and I sold all the pieces!! ;o) YEA! And I offered them as an edition and actually sold 1 more besides the 3 that I this week I made that piece and had the opportunity to document the process...somewhat. I don't know if any of you saw them but they were relief sculpture of a figure next to some text (text written by Trey McIntyre). Cast in white resin with a black wood frame. So here are the pictures of the re-make:



finished piece...Wa Laa! (sp) I'm afraid I'll have to post project 2 later it's time to go to the studio and get to work!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

off and running...

One week far I have lost 0 pounds ;o) But I know you're watching that's going to help I'm sure of it!

I've been thinking about this and since I didn't make one single entry in the blog in 2011 I think I'm going to post a highlight reel (so to speak) of the art from 2011. Now I just have to gather images from everything I made...I've been very disorganized about that so it won't be this week but look for it in the weeks to come. This will give me the impetus I need to get down to the mayor's office to photograph my Boise Visual Chronicle piece, which sat finished in my studio for over a month and I never bothered to take a picture of it...ugggh!

Now that I have made this commitment to you (whoever you are ;o) I've started taking more pictures with the thought that I'll document the process of each piece from start to finish. This is all new to me, mostly I've spent my life not documenting anything, for many years I didn't even sign my work...lame!

OK so this week I finished a piece I started working on before Christmas. A piece of furniture that is. Very functional, not art...It was a barter deal. I did learn some things though, I learned how to laminate a countertop (I don't know when but that might come in handy), I learned that you need to spend the extra $15 for the cabinet grade plywood instead of just the sanded stuff and that drawers are easier to make than you might think and I make a good drawer..;o)

So here it is:
Two cabinets, pullout shelf, drawer

laminate countertop to match the existing counter

All finished (installed it on Saturday) and already covered in crap...Just the way it should be!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hey look it's 2012! It seems that I didn't write one thing in 2011...I missed a whole year on this blog, how does that even happen?! Was I that busy? Was I watching too much TV? I don't know about you but some good stuff happened for me and there were some things that I wanted to happen that didn't...but enough about 2011. It's 2012 a fresh start!

So I have some resolutions for 2012 and I figure the best way to commit to them is to put them in writing and then share them with the world so I have someone to hold me accountable. Even if no one ever reads this it's the idea that counts, you know that mental twist that happens when you think someone is looking?!

1. 25 pounds...I mean it this time ;o) I have to confess that I had the same resolution last year and the year before and maybe the year before that and here I am pretty much exactly the same place, give or take (mostly give) as I was all those Januarys before. So this time I mean it. This time I'm actually gonna do something about it instead of just talk about it. I found out that just talking about it doesn't really work...damn!!

2. Work Harder...I know what you're thinking "Doesn't she work hard already?" (or maybe you're not..;o) I do work hard but I also dawdle a lot, I waste time (a lot of time), I'm very unorganized, I work hard at things I shouldn't and don't work hard enough at things I should. So this year I focus. I figure out how to make it all happen, how to fit more hours into my day, how to get it all done in a timely manner and still have time for my Wife and grandkids. Really what I want is to figure out how to make a living without being afraid all the time and still manage to have a good life!!! That's what I meant when I said "Work Harder"

3. Actually write this blog...Is that weird?! I feel like I want to make a commitment to this?! I've been thinking about this a lot and what I've decided is that "My Voice", me, Sue Latta, the artist, my voice is found in the art, or maybe I should say "ART". So I want to document that process here, to share that with you, and keep a record for me. You know what that means...more pictures. Specifically, my goal is to write and post pictures of what is going on at the studio at least once a week.

Now you know...and I want you to hold me to it!