A video of some of my past and current art

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I for my job I have been using a service called Animoto. My work has a paid account. However, I have really enjoyed creating the videos using this program and created a video of some of my past and more recent work.

I did this with my very own free account. The free account has some limitations. You are limited on the formats you can use. You cannot do the sound editing and you are limited in time on many of the videos.

However, with that said I am still pretty happy with the results of this 30 sec video.

“Armed with every precious failure”

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Some things work, and some things don’t. In creating I never want to be scared to act, experiment, try, and fail. This is how I learn. This is how I push myself. Maybe putting glitter on everything I make is not such a great idea but I will be damned if that will keep me glitter free.

I want to use the stuff. I want to bring a viewer swampiness in all its sparkling beauty. There is an iridescence to the water when the light hits it.

And crystals formed on an alligators back when it bellows its mating call.

I will fail and fail again until I get it right.

Those anonymous family photos

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Looking through all my family photos. I am always attracted to the ones which present anonymous people, shadowy figures, and unknown settings. Their anonymity is a challenge and a mystery.

I have pulled some of these photos and plan on painting them in the next few weeks.

 

We are all passengers who will be lost in time.

We are dying from the moment we are born.

These photos somehow remind me of this.

 

 

Back On Etsy

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So…. I have reopened my Etsy site.  Immediately upon opening the site again I was invited to come sell my wares at railroad sq this friday. However, this would be cutting it a little close. I am not sure if I am ready or willing to commit to such a thing on such short notice. It is exciting though. I wish that there were more hours in a day, or that I never had to sleep, or that there were three of me . Being a mom with two jobs leaves me little time to do those extra things that I wish could do. I have created the following list of things I wish I could make some time for in the near future.

1) Taking quality photos of all my art – especially the recent stuff

2) Posting it on my website

3)Taking quality photos of all my crafts

4)Posting them on Etsy

5)Redoing the back beds around the back porch, planting some summer veggies and some herbs.

6)Raking the yard

7) Finally getting all that laundry done

8)Reorganizing the studio and doing a “Deep Clean”

9)Going through ALL of the old clothes and getting rid of the bulk

10)Making more books

11)Finally finishing that gator head!

12)Taking me and  my son to the dentist!

Understanding Identity

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southern history

Mixed media southern roots project

I have been working on this project for some time now. I have reclaimed discarded southern history textbooks and done extensive research on my family history. I am attempting to restore/ reclaim my history- the past- my family- and my roots- in an attempt to understand myself and my part in the world in which I live.

Lately most of my art revolves around this concept. Of understanding my place in our culture and history.

I feel that my identity lies beyond any and all of this and yet I cannot help but think that this information is invaluable in understanding my identity.

Updating my site

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I was really on the fence on deciding whether or not I was going to include some images of my “Thank You Eve” installation. I installed this piece twice but only have pictures of the first installation. The second time I installed the piece was way better and so I wasn’t so jazzed about putting up the pictures of the first installation. I decided in the end to put up the pictures because I was so happy with the piece overall. I really love the idea behind it and ultimately I want to make a lot more work which reflects this sentiment. The second time I installed this piece was on a very busy night in a small gallery. I stood there watching people as they reacted to it and I really enjoyed how the public responded to this piece.       http://www.annhuskey.com/eve.html

pictures

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In the past I have been a terrible photographer. I think  my lack of patience may be at fault. Lately, as I have been trying to sell my journals online, I think that my lack of patience has come to bite me. I am working on it though. I spent the morning setting up and taking photos of my journals and I think that the photos I took this morning are a ten-fold improvement to the photos which I have taken in the past.

change

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I just began a new job. Something about this job is motivating me to really work on this blog and to really try and market myself and my art. I think that one thing that I should do is present my art in a way that might relate more to the general populous at large. No, I am not planning on selling out but what I do think that I might do is just be more considerate of presentation to others. I think that this concept as a whole has become something all the more clear and important as I have aged.