Again, i find myself realizing just how long since i last posted. (partly due to fact that dog chewed up my cord to upload photo's and I dislike doing it manually or via my phone.) So I take pictures, then I just don't post.
So, to catch up. December went by fairly quickly. hosted family at our house this yr since my parents moved away...It was nice to have them here and forced me to clean the house (sort of).
A good friend's husband passed away suddenly in jan. Had me depressed and thinking about what my life would be were that to happen to me. Some major reflection. Another family member is battling cancer-praying that it's not what they are thinking it is. (it was, she passed away Feb 13.)
On a better note, i met up with a friend for some art time a few wks ago. We made some tote bags that had been on the back burner for a few yrs. She bought some cool fabric at the Country Living Fair in atlanta several yrs ago and said she wanted to make bags with it. (oilcloth) so we finally got together since life
allowed us both at the same time. I've been on a bag-making roll ever since. I think i've done 5 so far with several others cut out or "in the works." Pictures soon
Sunday, December 07, 2014
From the blog of Seth Apter:
|my piece w/flaps down|
This collaborative art project began as an extension to my first book, The Pulse of Mixed Media, in which contributing artists responded to questions and prompts by creating art. As a way to involve additional artists, I placed an open call on my blog for contributors to submit work for an online exhibition. Artists were asked to create new work, in the form of a 5" x 5" square and in any medium, that answered one or more of the following questions:
1. If your artwork could talk, what would it say?
2. Who has had the most impact on your creative life?
3. What is one thing you have never shared with the creative community?
If you click on my link in the sidebar (5 X5 project) you can see where the art is now exhibited and for sale.
(i actually have a piece in there) :) the link will take you to Seth's blog post that includes pictures from
the exhibit and links to read more about the project~
|my piece w/flaps up to reveal picture|
Monday, November 24, 2014
|Traci-8 Maids a Milking "more cowbutt"|
|Traci-9 Ladies Dancing|
|3 French Hens Donna G and Mary|
This is an example of one of the gazebo's. Each was encased in glass. Each weathervane on top had a cut out to match the theme. This one was
a french hen for 3 French Hens.
This is a closer view of above. Each gazebo had painted columns to go with the theme that were glittered and jeweled. The lattice work inside was painted/glittered and mirrored. Keep in mind each gazebo was specially built for this-and each exhibit moved (turned inside like a carousel.)
|5 Golden Rings|
|7 Swans a Swimming|
|One of the houses in pumpkin exhibit|
|Denise, Mary, Donna G|
|Traci, April, Carolyn|
|Me (donna) Carol|
Thanks to Carolyn for the pictures of Traci, the lunch photo's and the 4 walking! most of mine had too much glare~
Thursday, November 20, 2014
here to check out Jeanne Oliver's newest endeavor and a giveaway~
"My heart behind The Living Studio is that we will all learn to explore and create wherever we live.
I hope to inspire people to step out of the comfort of their studios and out into the world and boldly create based upon the beauty all around them.
The Living Studio combines my love of travel, creating and connecting with other creatives."
Go to the link to learn more about where she will be teaching.
"Oh the places we'll go" comes to mind...
Monday, November 03, 2014
I said I would attempt something but it wasn't going to look like his image. I started on an idea
that i ended up scrapping pretty quick. I looked on pinterest for some mask-making hints.
I got a text on thurs that he got his dates wrong and I had another week. OK, game on.
I bought a cheap plastic mask to use as my base and used some air-dry clay to form my mask
that i would paper mache over.
Once happy with the image I let the clay dry overnight. I started layering good old fashioned glue/newspaper paper mache to build my face. When I got it to look like I wanted, I let that dry too.
Now comes the fun part-painting and embellishing. I gave it a base coat in white then added my
other colors for a worn leather kind of look. I sewed over the eye and mouth openings, added buttons
over the mouth and a rusty safety pin through a "scar." I sewed heavy cotton fabric around the mask
so it could be worn more like a hood. Blood red paint was added to the scars/cuts and a few other
spots to highlight. All in all, he was a happy camper when I took it to him. He said he had several offers
from people to buy it from him..guess i know how to pick up a few extra bucks next year. :)
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time flies by quickly these days- Gary and I went and painted pottery about 10 days ago. I did halloween
themed stuff and he painted a bowl with a college logo (that he drew himself) It was his first time to do this. I think he did pretty good for a beginner.
|Gary's first attempt at painting pottery!|
|bundle ready for steam|
to wrap the bundle but that's about it. Guess I'll try again after i have my garage sale. (finally) Then i can
start to get my house back in some sort of order.
Monday, October 13, 2014
|some of my doo-dads|
And of course, what is a binge in the art room with out a snack...like chocolate. Blue Bell's new malt shoppe...chocolate malt ice cream with mini malted milk balls. i don't usually like chocolate/candy in ice cream, it's too hard. but if you set them aside to warm, they aren't bad :)