Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Orange Elephant


As I scanned this in, I totally realized what was missing. Sooo...I'll add it later. There's much too much off white.  I just don't do the "busy" collages well. I am too ordered with my artwork. I should really try to loosen up, really, but I've been saying that for years and I am not even sure how to do it. Advice?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Orange

a little too linear but having fun with orange
So, just playing around a bit.....oranges and yellows....I entered myself into a few things recently. One was Lilla Rogers Talent Search. I have always thought that my artwork fit right into her collection of very talented artists. (I found Lilla Rogers through Claudine Hellmuth). And so, I thought, what the heck! Why not? No reason not to take up the challenge. And there's another artist search that I am doing as well. It's fun, exciting and well, challenging, and that is good. More later....

Friday, May 10, 2013

Layers



It's not the best picture...it's so hard to show the delicacy of a letter transparency. I printed the letter (to my Grandma from her mother) on tracing paper. I'm learning that matte medium DOES NOT work well for everything (duh), I know. But it is like liquid gold. Now I am finally figuring out the joys of a glue stick. Who knew? Also, spray adhesive is pretty darn awesome as well, just make sure you have good ventilation (cough, cough).
I'm reading a little gem right now called "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon. It's a good read. I mean, it's true there is nothing really "new" out there. I find things I like and then figure out how they made them and then.....make them my own, meaning, my art, my drawing, my letters in my personal collection, you make it personal. You make it yours.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

It's Been Awhile



just a few works in progress


Folks, I have been busy.
I have a new job starting in the fall teaching art at the elementary level and I am THRILLED.
I have a few workshops that I am teaching and very excited about.
My foot has stopped hurting.
I've scored some of the most beautiful goals in soccer in my WHOLE 40 odd years. Yes.
And although, I am allergic to spring (all of it). It's almost over.
It's almost summer.
I am content.

If you get a chance, do yourself a favor and listen to This American Life's latest show. The first story about a young man crossing the country and asking people what advice they would give to their 23 year old self is powerful, moving and inspiring.