When life gives you sleet – make SUMMER ART. There is little you can do about Mother Nature – except maybe alter her works of art a little to create a new work of art.
Anyone who is experiencing the remnants of winter has just had it. My friend Dave pleaded with MN to stop her snow fall – nicely even. My cousin Elizabeth has her two boys morphing the snow man into monstrous, bloody dudes – just how many sweet snow people can you make until you have to start interjecting your own ideas – this is truly a sign that enough, my dear mother nature, is enough.
If you see Al Gore today ask him why the Great Lakes are roughly 80% solid ice – probably because of global warming. Right……
I just heard, while writing this post, a tree fall in the woods. I am not in the woods, but for those that have pondered this question about the tree making noise all you life… i will just say that It Does.
Love your day, make some colorful art and for-get-ta-bout the weather. – Ann
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In an effort to grow the body of work that I call Beachlife , this little pair finished yesterday will be added to the pile. I will never tire of giving fish , crabs and other sea creatures their own character marks- they just make me happy. Hope you all have a great PPF and weekend.
Sometimes when you run a series of paintings weird things happen. The dude was a mess. He is now fortunately covered by a paper version, but his ‘texture’ was lost and it feels like cheating a little. While collage is a very legitimate artful category, the point was stick to the canvas and paint.
Oh well, may my path to artists’ hell continue for I have now mixed Golden fluid acrylics with the ‘cheap’ stuff , Liquitex glaze, Heavy Artist’s Cement from US Artquest to hold the dude in place and I think we just about hit every manufacturer there is.
There were supposed to be 4 in this series, but I think I might just end the pain here.
So for the last several weeks I have disappeared into the world of Joanne Sharpe’s Artful Alphabets, though not exactly what I expected – it was very fun, funky and a great learning experience.informative. I was suprised and happy to learn something a little different than I thought I was going to!. Joanne obviously has a gift for sharing and teaching.
I have always avoided mono-printing becuase it requires a lot of space – layout the glass, room for the prints to dry, yada, yada. This month for my US ArtQuest Design Team project, I was trying to find a quick way to cheat the encaustic process that did not work, but this did – mono-printing. I have seen demonstrations with a gelatin mono-print, but my refrigerator is already over crowded with ‘teenager’ food – so that was just not an option.
This is the first mono print I have tried with this techniaue, and the tutorial will be posted on the USArt Quest Blog on the today…. stay tuned as I play with this some more.