Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Woman on Man:

Don't you know? The one way a woman can really get even with a man is by living with him. - The Groom Wore Spurs, 1951


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{a.currie}

"Night Shade"
Late Nite Series
Original, not copied
Archival black ink on cotton paper
5x7
Artist: Andrea Currie

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Out of Context, Quote of the Day

I wish they all could be California - Beach Boys

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Happy Hour!
Enjoy it with friends ~ 
a.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Siblings

How do I look? - Big Sister
Like someone drew all over you. - Little Sister
Mermaids, 1990

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myTrees:
Tree of Uncertainty
North of America
Eucalyptus

Archival black ink on cotton canal paper
15x21
{a.currie}

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A little reality

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. - Jim Rohn
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Setting up for success

You've been a plumber all along, you're the only one that just didn't know it. - Don't Bet on Love, 1933


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Answer your calling.
Life is Art,
Whatever your medium.
~ a.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Out of Context, Woman on Life:

"With this in my hand I can get myself a husband." - Marjorie Morningstar, 1958


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"Tree of Living"
(Self Portrait)
Carving an Artist Series
Archival black ink on cotton canal paper
15 x 21
{a.currie}

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Another Layer

"A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain. " - Mildred W. Struven


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WorkInProgress: 13 Hrs
Some more layers...
"Tree of Living"
{a.currie}

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tis late or early, or right on time:

The path is turned up side down.  Tree of Love, is now Tree of Loving... and this too is evolving... ~ a.

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WorkInProgress: 10Hrs
"Tree of Loving"
Carving an Artist Series: Self Portrait
Archival black ink on cotton canal paper
15 x 21
{a.currie}

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Another 3-in-a-Row Series

"The truth is, you're just a little too fancy for me." - Bette Midler, Stella, 1990

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Black ink on handmade recycled paper from Cuba.
{a.currie}

Monday, April 15, 2013

Aging Beauty

Working next to the window, I enjoy the look of the sun and its smell of warming earth. 
I spent some time with this tree years ago, when I was in a similar state of production. Except I was writing a paper and studying for an exam, and living in Australia.
Distracted by pleasing weather and waterfront sounds, only the trees are different.   
Still there are cars, there are people making sounds of every day dos like appointments, and duties; the garbage man is methodical and the gardener is mechanical.
I have no where to go today, no one to see except visit with this tree, and recreate a memory.
~ a.

WorkInProgress: 11.5 Hrs
"Eucalyptus"
Archival black ink on cotton canal paper
15 x 21
{a.currie}

Where do I find inspiration? Travel.



Thank you BMFA!

"Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"June 2012"
Archival black ink on cotton canal paper
15 x21
{a.currie}


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Self Portrait

When there is vulnerability, there is love.  

For my Carving an Artist Series, I have asked my fellow artists to depict themselves in one of their pieces.  To take a look at ones art, we have to first look at the artist.  

As I have been posting my journey with 'Tree of Uncertainty', first starting out as Tree of Wisdom, naively thinking of starting with the end, I realized it is never the end as it evolved from a beginning. I know like art, and life, to be wise is to start, even if uncertain.  This is my vulnerability - to be seen, when thriving in the uncertainty of 'good enough,' or 'worth enough.' But to be wise, is to be wise in the wisdom of uncertainty.  So the tree, though only rooted partially, dragging a tail yet to be rooted, is still a tree even if it hasn't evolved into one yet.

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"Tree of Uncertainty"
Carving an Artist Series: Self Portrait 1of2
Archival black ink pen on cotton canal paper
15 x 21
{a.currie}

For my second piece in my Self Portrait, I am emphasizing a sense of duality. I have another face and purpose.   

This is my Tree of Love:

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WorkInprogresss: 2 Hrs
"Tree of Love"
Carving an Artist Series: Self Portrait 2of2
Archival black ink pen on cotton canal paper
15 x 21
{a.currie}



Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

This piece is tangled.

"I will be myself this evening." 
- Twenty Million Sweethearts, 1934

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WorkInProgress: 8Hrs
"Eucalyptus"
Carving an Artist Series
15x21
Archival black ink pen on cotton canal paper
{a.currie}


Woman on Relationships:

"If it didn't work the first time, it's gonna work the third." ~ a.

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Three original, not copied trees.  
Black ink pen on hand made cotton paper from the Dominican.   
{a.currie}

Thanks for friends who bring me back paper treasures from their travels; 
thank you for thinking of me!
~a.

Knock Knock

A symbol of trust is the door bell. - Amanda Palmer (c/o Tedtalks.com)
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"My House"
Whistler Series 2013
Black ink pen on Arches water colour paper
15 x 21
Limted Ed Prints Available
Email: andrea@pomonalife.com

Part of my The Log Book: Carving an Artist Exhibit
Theme: Where do I find my Ideas?

{a.currie}

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sunburnt:

A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson, pg 157

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WorkInProgress: 6Hrs
"Eucalyptus"
Archival black pen on cotton canal paper
15x21
{a.currie}

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Woman to Man:

"It is so wonderful about night, the later it gets the more beautiful I become." 
- The Man In the Gray Flannel Suit, 1955


(Almost finished...)
"Tree of Uncertainty"
The Log Book: Carving an Artist Series
Theme of Self Portrait, Vulnerability
Archival ink pen on cotton canal paper
15x21
{a.currie}



I am layering

....But I still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2


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WorkInProgress: 5Hrs
The Log Book: Carving an Artist Series
Theme - Where do I find my ideas?

"Eucalyptus"
15x21
Archival black ink on cotton canal paper
{a.currie}



Monday, April 8, 2013

"I thought only old people thought about memories." - Love Story, 1944

WorkInProgress: 3Hrs
"Eucalyptus"
Carving an Artist Series
(Theme: Where do I find inspiration?)
Archival ink pen on cotton canal paper
15x21
{a.currie}

...............a memory of a travel, once upon a time............


"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth

Sunday night bliss.. or early Monday morning doodles...
It's one dot at a time.
~a.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Begin Again

Travel. Love. Create.
~a.
WorkInProgress: 1.5Hrs
"Eucalyptus"
15x21
Archival ink pen on cotton canal paper
Carving an Artist Series
Theme: Where do I find Inspiration?
{a.currie}
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"Crystal Village"
by Pete Yorn

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Another session

going this way..

WorkInProgress: 10hrs
Tree of Uncertainty
Carving an Artist 
(Theme: Self Portrait)
black pen on cotton canal paper
15 x21
{a.currie}

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Out of context, Woman on Life:

I see a lot of fog and a few lights.  I like it when life is hidden. - Barbary Coast, 1935

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ebb & Flow

“Not all those who wander are lost.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring

WorkInProgress: 7 Hrs
fine tip archival ink pen on cotton canal paper
15x21

"Tree of Uncertainty"
Carving an Artist Series
THEME: Self Portrait - How do I see myself?

{a.currie}

I am moved

Photo by Haejinshi!

My uncertainty has movement

I don't think you know me. I was raised under a bell jar with forget-me-nots in my hair. - Barbary Coast, 1935

WorkInProgress:
Tree of Uncertainty
Carving an Artist Series
Fine tip black ink on cotton canal paper
15x21
{a.currie}



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Now Showing myTrees:

Manhattans
pizza bistro. music club
951 Gordon St, Guelph, ON N1G 4S1
(519) 767-2440



 
{a.currie}

For the perfect ambiance
and taste.

~ a.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Producing

My Carving an Artist Series has themes.  
For each theme I am drawing a few pieces which best represent and depict how I have been influenced and inspired as an artist.
This is how my story will unfold.

Finding your unique style is a process.
Producing art is a process.
It isn't a matter of practice making perfect, it is a matter of doing what comes naturally, 
over and over and over and over and over again.
It is not practice, it is doing.
Start, start somewhere.  Be inspired to produce.
Start by doing something over and over and over and over again.
Whether it be a brush stroke, a repetitive note, a stretch, a dot, or writing out words,
 just keep layering.
The voice inside your heart will tell you what is next.
~ a.

WorkInProgress
Theme: Why do I create?
Something from my childhood
Black ink on cotton canal paper
15x21
{a.currie}

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Music by: DJ Shadow - Building Steam with a Grain of Salt