I participated in “Open Studio” yesterday, hosted by artist Ingrid Dijkers (http://www.ingriddijkers.com/index.html). We explored using foam stamps and acrylic paints to create painted papers such as deli paper, scrapbook and sketch papers, along with rice papers. What a blast! Folks came up with wonderful designs!
I have been having loads of fun lately with mixed media artist, Tiffany Goff Smith (https://southerngalsdesigns.com/). She hosts an online workshop, Scrappy Soulbook, which incorporates a recycled book into an art journal. My first soulbook is kinda rough around the edges but it has been an inspiring experience! I am looking forward to making more—you can use any book—it does not have to begin with a children’s book. But I love Shari Lewis…….
On September 11 I drove through Gaylord on my way south to Lansing, MI. I stopped at a small cemetery outside of town, among fields–it was a gorgeous sunny day for a visit. It was a quiet tour except for a crow that cawed the entire time I walked around the graves. For me, it was a way to remember 9/11 and its huge loss.
Mark Montano is hosting another fantastic postcard swap! Make 10 cards and receive 10 cards–what could be better? Create with recycled/upcycled materials and have fun–I had a blast making my cards. Thank you Mark! http://www.markmontano.com/2020/09/international-postcard-swap.html
It was a gorgeous and beautiful day yesterday! Tim and the cats enjoyed lots of relaxing deck time.
Bonnie J. Smith, member of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, organized a collaborative project this year, “She Votes.” She collected 4X6″ pieces of art to make a handmade book that commemorates the 19th Amendment passed in 1920. More than 110 original works were created by 69 members of the Women’s Caucus for Art from across the country. I was most happy to participate! https://www.scwcaexhibitions.org/she-votes.html
Driving near Bancroft today and saw a field of dead sunflowers–just fantastic!
I tried printing with a gelli plate yesterday for the first time — it is great fun! I used a 12″ square plate and acrylic paint along with stencils. Many thanks to a kind and generous friend who gifted all the stencils!
I completed a piece today that I started in June of last year. It feels really good to be completed although it was pleasant and happy stitching along the way.
The rain was welcome this morning since it’s been a dry summer. The rocks are happy today.