Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mexican Hat Dance

I think I'm going to have to get a handle on my obsessive compulsive "treasure hunting" habits. It seems like I can barely refrain from heading down to the top secret headquarters where I shop for interesting pieces for my assemblage almost on a daily basis. Must - stop - now. Too - much - stuff - in - my - studio!

I did run across some interesting things last week. My top find was a Mexican mariachi sombrero, complete with sequins and ornate stitching. I got it for a song (or was it a Cumbia?). Not sure what I'm going to do with it, but I'm sure something will come to me.

My latest assemblage project, "The Texas Art of the Covenant" is almost finished. Gah! It's taking forever! It needs that special last touch, and I think I know what it is. See you when it's done.


Burnell Yow! said...

Boy, do I know that feeling. My studio became unwalkable, so things began going down to the basement in large plastic bins. The irony is that when I'm working on an assemblage or collage, the materials that inspire me are generally the most recently obtained ones. The good thing about having a lot of stuff in the basement is that I forget it's there. Then when I do get down there and open a few boxes, it is just like Christmas morning. I get so excited.

Randy Hill said...

Alas, Burnell...I don't have a basement. I do have a garage though and that's where I'm stuffing everything. It does feel like Christmas when you rummage through a box you haven't been through in ages.

P.S. I love your art and your cat. :)