March 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Art in Process

Back to the drawing board. I was all excited to complete a few more flying cornstalks and get them outdoors to test the bases that go in the ground. Then… Iowa gets a day with high winds of 30+mph and this is what happened – flattened cornstalks. The top weight with the wings was enough that the wind bent my …

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February 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Art in Process, Uncategorized

Winter means snow here in Iowa usually bit it can also mean it is time for FLYING CORNSTALKS! Out in the test field waiting for whatever Mother Nature can dish out is my Welded Flying Cornstalk. Lonely now – but soon to have friends in the field. Where do you think would be fun to display 30-50 of them? Comment …

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January 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Uncategorized

Cut, Assemble, Repeat.  Cut, Assemble, Repeat…   Whether I am working with steel or fabric I have one process – I cut up the material into smaller pieces and then I put those pieces together. Cut, Assemble, Repeat. Cut, Assemble, Repeat..   I am back in the welding studio for the next four weeks, Hallelujah!   No pressure, but I’d …

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December 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Meanderings, Uncategorized

Frankenstein for Christmas?   Taking a risk – give a gift.  I almost called this blog the Art of receiving a gift but it is more truly the gift of receiving a gift. After Thanksgiving I turned my focus to two clothing tasks for a friend heading south as in WAY south and Christmas Gifts.  I have this great button …

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November 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Uncategorized

A visual way to collect your thoughts. This coming Saturday, November 19th, I will be at the Cultural Center in Greenfield, Iowa as part of their Artist Showcase and town square open house.  From 10 am to 3 pm you can see small works of mine like the branches, my miniature sculptures, 2-d works on paper as well as pick …

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August 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Art in Process, Uncategorized

Persistence and Patience   One thing is done, one thing is mid-process, and one thing is happening in less than two weeks. Done: The metal branch sculpture shown at the bottom – the final in-place welding done! Mid-way: The top three images are quilts from my Spring Thaw Series that I am considering entering in Quilt National.  Now that I have the …

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April 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Uncategorized

Lots of Work Behind the Scenes When I started to prepare for a new website I went through every photo file I had and organized them into folders with names and dates so that I could separate my studio relevant photos from my personal and family photos.  That took several weeks of persistent work.  Whew!  More than a year later …

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March 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Art in Process, Uncategorized

March 15 by 15 I scavenged older sketch work and found instant excitement connecting past thoughts with today’s energy. Iris and Marigold describes a conversation/relationship between a wise longstanding perennial and a novice, short standing annual. The plan is to execute two – this one that is a cheery daylight version and also to improvise a somber nighttime interpretation.

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February 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Art in Process

Out with Miniatures and in with Winter Whites and Self Portraits I came so very close to meeting my goal of 100 miniature sculptures to start 2016. I hit 95 before I came to a pause point.  Well they will be on the website until March 4 and then I will remove them for a while. I will add to the …

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January 15 x 15

Abigail Livingood Art in Process

  I thought I would start 2016 in a small way and end it up BIG I am off to a later start than planned on the series of small works therefore the timing is perfect!             Here is a smattering of the tops of my next small scale sculptures. The bases are still super …

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