I want to go back to school. Simple as that. Not today or even tomorrow but in the future. I still have a good year or so of intense stay at home mummy-hood. But I have started to think what can I do now to facilitate acceptance into a school and the program of my choice? No matter what I do, be it a regular MFA (Masters of Fine Art) or a MAT of A (Masters of Art Education), I will need a portfolio of recent work.
What better way to kick off a new year than with a new challenge - Do a series of 10 still life paintings combining childhood toy icons with vintage food recipes... duck l'orange anyone?
The parameters: Kitsch in the Kitchen
- Given time constraints of my day and all of my other interests and the size of my house I have to work some what small. 13'X17".
- Storage is an issue, every nook and cranny in my house is already filled with baby paraphernalia, cooking equipment, and other crap, so supplies are limited. I will use water colours. They don't take up a lot of room and I can put then away when I am done. My theme Kitsch, is considered low brow art and water colours have a similar (even if it is undeserved) reputation.
- Cost. Vintage toys that are given to me or can be bought second hand and that I can then give away or back to their rightful owners.
- Time- just because we all work better under pressure, 3 months from February 1st to
April 30thMay 31st.
- I will blog my progress.
Now, if anyone has any fun suggestions, toys or recipes send them my way and in the meantime I will finish my sister in law's duck. If I deem any of my creations good, I just may do a give away when the project is completed and everything is documented.
images by me.