Thank you Didi for sending me this photo way back when! Here's to you Leslie- we all miss you! And Armen, this is the last piece of your Mother's red kimono that you had given me. Here's to all the women we love that are no longer with us in form but are with us in our hearts and minds.
Life is what happens when you are busy not blogging. My 30 minutes of art for 30 days equals 30 pieces has taken a few detours. And its all good!
I just finished The Dream Pages 2, 48" x 60", of my fabulous friend Kathleen Brodeur. I used a photo that I took of her when we went to Greece in 2001. She was having one of those intense life moments- on the trip and I believe at this exact moment of the photo. I painted her over an abstract piece of mine called The Dream Pages. This one took quite a few 30 minutes intervals!
I also went to the Orlando Make Faire with my maker husband and our maker kids. We made the coolest stuff! We did arm knitting with upcycled t-shirt pieces as yarn as directed by the awesome ladies at Indie Craft Exchange. We silk screened t-shirts , created paper flowers from upcycled magazine pages, and made LED nightlights and LED pins. We all had a blast.
Tonight, I'm making an awesome dinner of roast chicken, rosemary potatoes, and pecan and pear salad. What are you making today?
This was my second example at my workshop two weeks ago, showing the difference between drawing and painting in a confined space like Little Deeds and using the entire panel. (And for those of you who read the last blog, I used more of the favorite shirt.)
6 Week Mixed Media Class at the Pottery Studio in Orlando
March 6 to April 10, 2014
6 Weeks on Thursdays, 11 am to 2 pm
$125 (includes start up materials)
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 workshop 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
The new Studio Visit Magazine just came out! Check out my work in Volume 23!! As of this minute, its not online yet. But its making its way to artists and hopefully THE RIGHT GALLERIES across the country as we speak! I like that the cover says 'Frontier'. This cowgirl is ready for something new.