Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Showing more materials for Art Build today...

Can't wait to see what happens when we get together and play this Saturday!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kinetic Art Build

Notes of inspiration:
Check out this link from Syd and Toni. The parts we have are very different. We have some black rods from a gazebo that Hayden found, however, they may be well suited for a giraffe...and there is a little story about why I would choose  a giraffe if it works out...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What I Am Sharing for Art Today

I read about an ART show,
that was coming up SOon,
with a FLOWer theme, 
so I took a picture of a peONy in my garden. 
I had been WANTing to try painting 
on a WINdow screen,
and decided to TRY it out. 
It would be FUN 
to do a series of FlOWers.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What I did for Art today

Sooo busy working on new paintings the last few weeks that it is now time to update the computer part. In every newspaper that has it, I always read the section where they list the names of new babies. It's fascinating to study the combinations of names and spellings that people use. I made a sign recently for our niece's new little one and I realized that all the other signs I've done have been boy names. Anyway, it's something that I love to do for new little people-  here are some of the "new baby name" signs together. -

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What I did for Art today...

Just finished this rolling ottoman project for Northwest Children's Theater. They needed it recovered for a play coming up so I volunteered to do the sewing/upholstery. It was a pretty fun project even though I have not done much upholstering for a few years now. Found a great shop for fabric covered buttons at The Whole 9 Yards. I used the previous cover as a pattern- lucky for me the Theater had picked out an overall pattern on the new fabric so I did not have to match stripes like before. This project inspired me to figure out what was wrong with my sewing machine- it turned out to be a bad bobbin case- so that now my old Kenmore sews a lot smoother. Yeah!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A few things done for art today! I did get the painting shown in my last blog (June 2011) into the show at the Oregon Society of Artists  Rose Festival show. I called it "Saturday Market Magic". It will be up for a few more weeks. (My first painting in a gallery and first opening since college.) Felt good to do something and get it in by the deadline instead of just "want to." Now I do want to enter more and I must get better about looking for shows and getting work in on time. This process inspired me to go to a few other art shows and to check out a bunch of art zines at the library. Special thanks to Jackie at West Slope Library!

This magic lady is a collage combining photo with gimp and Fotoflexer design programs. Fun to do!  Now to decide what to do to a place where one could order prints of it? Which link?...there are so many. I have heard good and bad about a few of them. Any ideas of websites that artists are happy with? Free to post would be good too...

This is another "baby" name sign I did. Forgive the background- I didn't get it cropped out. I have another sign with the name Jakub...just can't find the photo I tok of it. I need to organize my photos on the computer and move them into folders grouped by date/project.

If you are reading this, I hope you are having fun with your own art. It really saves my soul sometimes.