I found this title among the dictionary pages of this collage. The words struck me as philosophically poignant. I knew the definition was referring to the use of will vs shall when describing the future tense of the verb. But the other meanings of will and shall got me thinking about striving vs surrender. If being an artist has taught me anything, it has taught me that both determination and resolution are necessary for success. If my yoga practice has taught me anything, it has showed me that effort and letting go are both necessary for balance. And if life has taught me anything, it is that experience and introspection are both required for tranquility.
5 Days of work equals 5 new pieces! 2 figures, 1 face and 2 landscapes. I was playing around with painting and drawing on photo transfers and with painting and drawing on a fabric print of a past painting...just for fun. I really like how the messed up photo transfer with paint became the piece called the Beach. The Three Sisters goes out as homage to my Mom and my 2 Aunts to honor the beautiful little girls that they were! Click on each image to learn more about what went into them.
Perfect Health to me means being aware of how I treat and honor my body everyday. It means paying attention to what goes in and what energy goes out. It means questioning my thoughts and taking time to honor my spirit with stillness. Complete homage to my mind, body and soul.
I am doing the 21 Day Meditation Challenge with Oprah and Deepak. Come join the group!
Mixed Media Collage Workshop in Orlando at The Pottery Studio.
March 5th - April 9th, 2013
Tuesdays 10 am to 1 pm -for 6 weeks
Learn the joys of mixed media collage! The workshop will address working with papers, fabrics, found objects, and past art work. The materials used will be the choice of each student, but students are encouraged to incorporate some of their own prior art work into new pieces. The objective of the work shop is to explore new mixed media techniques and excavate each student’s authentic voice in their art.
- Wood panel, canvas board or heavy paper at least 24” x 24” to use a base.
- Fabrics- cotton, batiks, polyesters, scraps, curtains, tablecloths, linens, new and old that speak to you.
- They don’t have to be perfect, just smooth.
- Papers -patterned, tissue paper, wall paper, wrapping paper, maps, old book pages, paper napkins that you love.
- Found Objects- old letters, keys, pressed dried flowers, ribbon, stamps etc
- Prior art projects that you are willing to let go of- watercolors, drawings, paintings, photographs…anything except oil paintings.
- Matte medium – at least 16 oz.– I love Utrecht acrylic matte medium
- Soft vine charcoal, soft charcoal pencils
- Workable or UV charcoal spray fixative
- Acrylic or latex paints
- Brushes including 2” finch or house painting brush for applying matte medium
- Scissors and exacto knife