This week Co-op member Ben Gilbert of Crayons and Cardboard takes us into his creative mind, sharing his current artistic thoughts and musings.
Today we talk about ideas and surfaces. I'm thinking about shaping and painting corrugate gliders, frisbees and throwing stars.. Got to figure out how to cut without shredding or peeling as well as waterproof finishes. Each type of corrugate works well with different media. Red Bull corrugate with its thinness and ridges goes well with watercolor pencils... The big smooth bread cover corrugate works well with gel sticks. Crayon works well with any kind. Pepsi, Coke, Dasani, Gatorade etc... one must apply medium pressure... Too light and it doesn't apply well... Too hard and it bruises the corrugate...Pastels are okay though with a sort of caked-on look.
The output has slowed as life has been getting busier and demand has dried up even though everyone seems to like it... Insidiously delicious video games do not help. Once in a while I consider chucking it all but that passes quickly... Though spreading pieces of my spawn throughout the city as part of an art abandonment project does appeal to my chaotic side... More animals is an answer I believe.
A gallery owner in Grants Pass has shown an interest. It might be a good short break I need. I don't suffer from a creative block per se. It's more frustration... Life in the Milepost is quiet and peaceful... I must admit I didn't start creating with the most noble of purposes. I wanted to capture the essence of the body on paper from screen shots from Netflix... I would not fit in many a heaven... I've given up on the mad scheme across the Pacific for the time being.... Any unfortunate to actually fall for me would be horrified by the state I live in and quickly look for better prospects elsewhere. Plugging along seems a better bet. Introducing myself to more and closer gallery owners and people…
Yes people... I probably should talk more. Brief flirtation with Twitter seems to have gone nowhere... Kim Kardshian has yet to say even one word with me. I try the new selling apps on the phone but none have worked beyond the 1 sale on Offer Up! The November show at the North East Community Center should go well as such shows usually do. Hope to beat the regular goal of 6... Who knows how much appetite my one fan from the car dealership has…