When I create, whether it's a photo or graphics or a layout or arrangement or product or see someone else's work; sometimes I just get this sweet feeling in my tummy-
it's called YUMMY.
I would love your feedback on what makes you feel yummy! First off, let's start here with this site. Does anything here make you feel yummy?
tweet about it! #what makes me feel yummy #ata
We will expand and share and build upon yummy. NO FOOD! ( and no sex! )
I will start, and I am headed into the past here with an obvious one! Oh shit, I can't find it! It was in the first catalogue that I had printed on glassine paper around 08? It was a photo of the yin yang arrangements. Man they were yummy! ok ok... another yummy....
A journal that shall inspire you! Imagine sitting on a simple metal chair, black, at a rustic wooden table, the light shining through the old pane glass windows. You are drinking a single espresso or maybe a cafe crema. Old and new come together in this moment. You marvel. The old man sits at the bar and talks in foreign language to the server. Something is different. Each place is unique, yet each place.... well.... je ne sais quois, there is something the same as well. It seems to bring, with all of it's history, embedded in the people, the places, the things...a sense of space and of presence in this long moment.... for being and reflecting.
My journal. Enjoy. There is more to come that shall offer another time and another moment.
To view and to purchase- and send me your writings!
Sunlight turns slowly to cloud and then to sprinkles as I slowly awake. Each little sleep brings more comfort to my body. The last stretch being the most delicious. I say to myself, “I always find the perfect spot to park and sleep.” And indeed my first night in my little van, with the Milky Way above me, a visit from an owl, the shimmering birch, and the blue, oh so lovely blue of the chicory, was perfect!
It is now raining at my feet. The earth is happy and it is a warm rain.
Loving the abstraction of images towards a more dreamy quality I ended up playing with my images as "transfers" vs simply prints. To remove even more of their realism I decided to transfer them onto canvas! Some people are fooled and they think they are paintings and that I am a very talented painter! Not so, just a very talented conceptualizer. It has now become a somewhat endless exploration.
To start with I took my images of those incredible succulents into photoshop and played and played. I really got excited with the results, especially turning them black and white with just a hint of color. What I ended up with are shown here. YUMMY!
To purchase these and other gorgeous canvases go here:
( ie: The Kin of All Things Abigail )
Exposing Herself is all about a road trip that I took in the summer of 2008. I put a sign up on my business that said "closed for August, just like they do in France" and off I went in my little silver bullet van for one whole month.
I know it is hard to believe but I love the prairie landscape. Many people will roll their eyes at this, especially when they have grown up in the mountains. For me, however the prairies are ripe and rich, full of visions that inspire sudden and bursting oooohs and aaaahs- so much so that if I am travelling with someone they will get accustomed to my outbursts instead of their stomach doing flips thinking that I am warning them of something.
This trip, then, was off to the prairies, all by myself, which as you have heard can be exciting enough.
The book, that I hope all of this blogging will achieve is a collection of writings and photos of that month away. Exposing Herself is the title which suits a few meanings- One, the prairies themselves are very prone to making one feel exposed and two, travelling alone as a woman is a kind of exposure to many feelings and opinions and fears and experiences....
Enjoy my ramblings, please.