I jumped out of bed tonight, grabbed a sketchbook and pencil, and drew my hand. This impulsiveness sometimes overcomes me–the intense desire to do something creative.
Spent New Year's Eve with a group of artists and we all took turns drawing in a community sketchbook.
My nephew, Zane and I completed this small collaged artwork for my friend's birthday. We tag teamed by working for 10 minutes a piece. After several rounds using strips of white paper, magazines, glue, acrylic paint, and watercolor paint, the piece was finished.
Today I took a much needed break to the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate park and after taking a bunch of flower pictures, spread out on a blanket and drank my coffee. I then badly painted a flower, but regardless, it was extremely relaxing. Afterwards, the sun started to quickly set and I frantically took a ton more pictures of flowers.
Today I worked for quite some time in my art studio. I started by painting shellac onto the ends of drink skewers that I made from recycled magazines and wooden stirrers.
I then gessoed over a painting I really don't like.
Then I performed an experiment by gold leafing the end of a stick and lighting it on fire. I was surprised that the metal leaf burnt up.
While searching for the branch in the backyard, I slipped and fell. I spend some time afterwards photographing my wounds.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.