Photo a Week Challenge: Footwear

Ah! Footwear!
Aside from my Fluevog obsession (subject of 3 A-Z Challenges – 2017, 2018, 2019), I MADE a pair of “basic” pumps from scratch in a workshop with Chris Francis at Otis College of Art and Design in June, 2017. It was a week of hard work!
(photos in reverse order)
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To see the process, click here

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.

[Later] I forgot to mention, these are THE most uncomfortable shoes. I knew, going in, the heels were not “my style”. But the shoes themselves? OMG. I probably used too much glue on them. The right shoe is still on the last (the form used to build the shoe, it’s turquiose in the photos). Where it shall remain, as a sculptural object!

The Art of Art

It’s another weekly challenge from iScriblr, her theme this week is ART.

By now, if you’re a regular here, you know this site is all about the art — the art of trucks! (haha).
I have a lot of blogs, with different angles on my many interests (here are ALL my links). I started this blog to learn WordPress, in anticipation of changing my art website to a WordPress platform. Mission (more or less) accomplished.

My latest art (promotional) activity has been focused on art fairs, since I no longer am with a gallery.

I took the trucks to The Beverly Hills Art Show two weeks ago and didn’t sell any. Boo.

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read more here

This week, I’ve been working on an application for the Luxembourg Art Prize and uploading my work to Saatchi Art. I’m concentrating on my 2014 On the Edge: US series and have been updating all the images in a new desktop version of Waterlogue [I was comped a copy for being a beta tester]. This new version has been great for my road trip photos, since I like need to edit them and I am able to do a much better job in Photoshop vs editing on my phone, which I currently do for the trucks.

Here is an example:

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US77 Texas — original unedited photo
Painted in Waterlogue
US77 Texas — original washed out Waterlogue. Early version of the app and before I knew what to do for better results.
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US77 Texas — today’s iteration in Waterlogue

I guess I’ll be getting back on a virtual road trip.
I have scads of road photos to process!
And yes, I have a road trip blog!

Look Up!

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Sunset, I-10, AZ

This is not new. If you look closely, you’ll see some dirty fingerprints and a crease from a bulldog clip.
This photo has been clipped to an unfinished pastel that I stuck behind my “studio” [ie bedroom] door for six years. SIX YEARS!
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In June 2010, I had worked on this during a week-long residency at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. I was recovering from a mastectomy and frantically making some art before starting chemo. [I’m fully recovered, btw. I won, cancer lost.] Why unfinished? If I remember correctly, I didn’t have the proper red pastel on hand. The clouds were looking too orange and it was too similar to Big Orange Cloud from the same series.

Looks like I’ve got some reds in the pastel box now:
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No more excuses.

This post inspired by The Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge.
This week’s theme is Look Up.

Also linking this with Shelbee’s On the Edge of the Week linkup.