Monday, July 30, 2012
I've had a tough time sitting down to write a blog post, I've thought about it several times, even composed a few in my head, but for some reason I just avoid actually sitting down and writing. I do the same thing whenever I need to write something, so it must be something I need to work on. Last week my friend Barb and I went to Boise to meet with our friends Kathleen and Lisa for some art and lunch. We started at the Boise Art Museum to see the Nick Cave exhibit. WOW! This is a man who thinks way outside the box. He is a former dancer and most of the items on exhibit were suits, sound suits and hair suits, which are made to wear while dancing. We saw a video of many of them in action. Most items were made from recycled materials except for the hair suits which were made from human hair extensions. There were also three huge bears made entirely of recycled sweaters. Photography is not allowed in the exhibit area and I don't think I can adequately describe what he's done and of course I don't have a link for you to look it up. If you do google Nick Cave, he's not the musician. Lisa works part time at the museum and was part of the crew that put the exhibit up, so we got some interesting tidbits about the whole process. All I can say is I will never look at sweaters, crocheted doilies, and sequins in the same way again. After our museum visit we walked downtown for lunch and then to check out some art. Kathleen has two pieces in a juried show at the Art Source gallery.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
My husband decided that the bowling team that he and some friends are forming for the fall season needed shirts with "splat" on them. I designed a logo for them, they brought me the shirts and today they were printed. I drew the design, copied it in two different sizes and made two thermofax screens to print with.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
All I have to show for the past nine days is my daily four inch square. I've done some things but haven't taken pictures and as I sit here trying to write something interesting my mind has gone blank. So here are #116 thru #124.
Friday, July 6, 2012
I got a call this morning from a local gallery space(actually a candy store that has a wall for art), that my piece "Swoosh" has sold! This afternoon I get to go put up another piece and pickup some money. This is "Swoosh".
Sunday, July 1, 2012
While I was getting my two slat masks ready to print with, I got an idea for a leaf design and started working on that instead. I made a leaf shaped mask for one of my large screens and used thickened black dye on the screen for the veins of the leaf.