Tuesday, January 24, 2017

VIBE

Local art gallery William H Miller Studios is hosting the art show VIBE in Myrtle Beach, SC. The concept is that each art piece has music as its muse. It's already looking as if it is going to be a fantastic event with some of the pieces I've seen coming through the door. The two pieces I entered are below. One is based on SAEGLOPUR by Sigur Ros and the other was inspired by the song CATCH  by The Cure (which has already been purchased by an early shopper 😁). This is a concept I've played with in the past with a triptych based on music from Explosions in the Sky. So a project like this was definitely fun revisiting. 
The reception, along with soundtrack made of all the entries, will be Friday, January 27th. It will be a 'happening'!  Hopefully I'll remember to take lots of photos to share. 


by Rachel Jones
SAEGLOPUR
mixed media

by Rachel Jones
(fiber work detail)





"She used to just stand there and stare
And roll her eyes right up to heaven
And make like I just wasn't there"♬

by Rachel Jones
CATCH
mixed media

Saturday, January 21, 2017



Ode to Kitchen Tables...

When the only space cozy to paint is the kitchen table.
The old standby that is always there for you. 
Tried and Tested and True.



by Rachel Jones
Blocking in and Podcasts

Monday, January 16, 2017



The Burn Happened this Weekend.
You can check out 2 videos on my Instagram account in the 
CONTACT section above. Follow the link.
There were mixed feelings. I remember the feeling of having
breakthroughs on certain projects, but they were just that..the beginning.
I thought I'd be idle, but the burning did fuel a fire within me (no pun intended). 
As the embers continued to burn, ideas came flooding and I spent much of 
the next day prepping for new projects. So all in all, the cull wasn't half bad.


the burn
by rachel jones 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPQk2B9AOxX/?taken-by=rachel_jones_and_art

Thursday, January 5, 2017

🔥BURN, BABY. BURN🔥


I find that holding on to some old art pieces isn't just sentimental but a hindrance in moving forward.  They take up literal space and creative space.
It is nice to see how I've grown, but I find myself wasting time that could be used creating and experimenting when I stare at them thinking, "Oh, Ill do this or that to improve it or make a better piece" when in reality, I just don't feel it anymore or I'm not in that place.

So...
It's time for a bonfire. Clear out the old...In with the new!


by Rachel Jones

ALSO.... quite honestly, I just like FIRE.🔥