Greetings my blog friends. I hope this Friday finds you doing well. I have managed to get the Gesso coating on the chorus characters of my little mythic journey theater project. Finally, I feel like my old creative self again. I suppose it eas that process of refilling the well. The fog has lifted, there's an anticipation in the air around me. So, needless to say I am taking full advantage of this energy.
Here is a group photo of the chorus. They have their first coat of Gesso painted on them. The next step is painting the heads and hands and getting that detailed. Once I can get past that stage, I plan on painting a light layer of pearl white onto the Gesso-ed surface. This will serve as the under garment.
Once the under garment layer is dry, I will be applying the handmade paper to create the final costume. This is a new process for me and I absolutely love it. Building up the armatures are much more interesting and forgiving than other processes allow. This process suits my working techniques really well.
Once I get these guys finished, I will be working on my little me self portrait. I anticipate that being the hardest thing for me to accomplish. I am not one for self portraits in general. But, you know, I am undergoing some internal changes in attitude that are causing me to rethink this aversion to seeing my own image. I have began wearing cologne which I haven't done for years. I have actually made my own very subtle scents to wear. But, there is something rather bold about wearing store bout colognes. It is kind of like dressing up for me. I have also started to wear an ear ring again. Haven't done that in over a decade.
There is obviously something in the air. But, in all honesty I think it is the tremendous amount of spiritual journeying I have made in the past few years. It has been a personal form of therapy to delve into discovering who I really am as a person, a member of the Universe and what kind of creator being I am. This mythic journey process has been one of the most important things I have ever done for myself. All thanks, in part to the class I taught last winter. It planted a seed that really bore some interesting fruit for me personally. Thanks for sharing my rocky road with me. I feel I am just getting started. I hope you will stay tuned to see what else I get myself into.