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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Sketches, Jenna's Pigs and More Procrastinating

I sketched yesterday in the big sketchbook for Scavenger Hunt 377.  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1361739  I sketched on the bottom of the page where I sketched for Hunt 376 so just carried on with the numbers.  Sigh....

This should read: Number 1, keys two kinds.  I do have the right date.

You may remember that I was posting about procrastination the other day.  I'm still at it, procrastinating that is.  I wanted to mention that in the post by Jann Alexander http://austindetails.me/2014/09/03/just-create/ that I really liked number 1 and number 3.

Number 1 suggests you make your studio or painting area into a sort a a refuge, a place you want to go to escape, a place you want to be.  I'm going to work on this.  Gene and I tend to put things in here (my studio where I am) when we don't know where else to put them.  It gets cluttered and I put off cleaning/straightening it up it, so I put off creating. That is one excuse at least.

Number 3 is selective avoidance, sort of reverse psychology, if you will.  Have something to do that you don't want to do and you procrastinate by painting or creating.  That should work great for me, don't you think?

In the Southwest and Western forum on wetcanvas.com, we were commenting on some of Jenna's wire sculptures of pigs and we were wondering what a group of pigs is called.  It is not simple.  I found a definition on this page by the USGS.

Here is what they had:  Pigs:  A drift, drove, litter (young), sounder (of swine), team, passel (of hogs), singular (refers to a group of boars)

Some of the names are quite interesting:  

  • A rafter or gang of turkeys.  
  • An army of frogs but a knot of toads.
  • A murmuration of starlings
  • A shiver of sharks.  

You can see (and buy) some of Jenna's neat sculptures on her blog, The Cozy Red:



Bag Blog said...

Jesse took a sculpture class where they did several wire animal sculptures. I have a zebra standing on my shelf. It was the buffalo that she welded together that was super!

Procrastination: When I was teaching, my house was pretty clean, because I would do most anything before I would grade papers - even house work.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, I bet those are great. Jesse's ceramic sculptures are sure neat, too. You made me laugh about grading papers!!

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