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
|a little too linear but having fun with orange|
Posted by Beth HF at 8:25 AM
Friday, May 10, 2013
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.
Posted by Beth HF at 8:06 PM
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
|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.
Posted by Beth HF at 11:16 AM