...but I still have ideas for projects that I envision and REALLY want/need to create!
This is the latest:
Recently I acquired about 30 pieces of circular glass. They are about 12" in diameter. I brought them home from work because they were being thrown out. I didn't know what I was going to do with them then but I knew it would coalesces at some point. I thought maybe I would paint my poems on them somehow but I wasn't sure...
A day or two later I woke up in a creative sweat. I sat right up and I saw in my mind what I wanted to do. I could see it in mind finished and its still there. It calls to me. It won't go away!
Some of you may remember that I started this blog by posting pictures from my last Retrospective Art Show at the VPL. I paint poetry on glass, in old discarded windows.
What I have in my head involves a poem I have only recently written. I know it is the poem from the dream and in my vision I have etched the glass rather than painted it! There are photos of my grandmothers and my mother included as well. Each verse will be etched on several panes and the circular panes will then be stacked with clear rubber spacers between them so that one must stand over the piece and read down through the panes from above with an etched photo floating in the verse.
But here is the rub. I can't afford the equipment or the supplies yet. The process is almost identical to the plate making process that I used professionally for 14 years when I worked as a Printer back in my youth. I know I can do it as I had quite allot of practice before NAFTA sent my job and my craft and skills to Hong Kong....
Here is a link to what I'm looking at: http://www.glass-etching-kits.com/mark_1000.htm
The other night I half joked at EOTNP that if anyone wanted to contribute to my cause I was willing to take contributions. But then I got to thinking, isn't subscription how Artists and Writers used to work in the old days? If they didn't get enough to complete the work they simply returned the money. The next I was talking with an old friend from my Collage days (Annie C. ) who said "What the heck, give it a try..."
So this is what I propose to do: I'm going to open another savings account at my bank and designate it as the "The Pneumatic Thoughtforms Future's Project".
If you or anyone you know might be interested in contributing any $10.00 or more I will gladly add it to the account until enough subscriptions/memberships have been collected for me to continue with my "Pneumatic Dreams!"
I will post a running balance in the side bar of this blog and a list of contributing patrons. (Only if you wish to be listed of course, otherwise I will simply slate Anon #1, Anon#2 etc.)
For obvious reasons, I do not want to publish personal information that may be used by someone malishiously so if you see me on the street or at Church I will collect contributions in person.
If distance precludes that then you can E-mail me at this new E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not my normal address so please do not ad it to your mailing lists. It will be used strictly for this project.
So whatya think? wanna be a patron of the Arts? Think of it as a Birthday Gift... oh yeah, I'm 51 tommarow. And I'm still "Cute" in my dreams!