Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Post Makers Market...

Dorothy Burns Shaw snapped a picture of me at my booth spot...




While Sunday Session came I was able to silently demo stitching a journal together....and sold a few more while I was there too. This one will be my personal morning page journal. 

Been deep cleaning the house..de-cluttering for the Thanksgiving Holiday and company coming.  Much more to do.  Cooked one turkey today cut it up and up it in the freezer and pulled out the second one to thaw.  Made four Bread Dumplings...one flopped but three are worth wrapping up and freezing till closer to the thanksgiving.  rambling and scrambling but getting it all done.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Makers Market...Today

                                                     This is my section at the Market...


From 12-4 pm today a wonderful group of artist will be exhibiting at The Treehouse Creative Space, Second Floor, 5021 Fairview Ave. in Downers Grove IL...5% of the proceeds will go to Snow City Arts. 

Would love to have you stop in...Homemade toffee, photography, jewelry, drawings, textiles, mixed media and more

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Play leads to some serious creative play....Happy camper

This is one of the sketches I did a while back...and actually it's the second one...called-Verbal Statement. you can see the paper black in the background with the white lines...just so happens with birthday's etc...a black gift back was gifted my way. I was so happy to be have it today I made it in to collage paper. 


Shinny I know but ready to go for the wood panel it's going on. 



I think this panel is a 12 x 48...Tape measure?  Yes sirree it is....and after working this design composition in a square it's time to stretch it out a bit...so instead of the word No I'm using the red paper I made  with some gestural marks on it.  I've got a image transfer to put in and I'm kind of excited to do it...crossing figures it works out. 

Play date in the studio.....



I'm to be coating papers and getting them read for class... but I have a tall piece waiting for the black paper.   So I did it in black and blue with the shinny gift bags...and some sand papers


 Art Van's Wonderland ad that came in the mail the other day...I liked the size of it and as I thumbed through it I remember seeing some thing on facebook and I can't find it now but using a magazine and drilling holes in and string it together to keep in a book form and using the citra solv and then making it into a art journal.
 As I started I couldn't stop the instant of the black inks smearing and bubbling on the surface had me.  and I did the whole ad...took a while but now I have all these cool papers. Though Mostly on the dark gray side...still loving them.
I guess I have the whole house sticking like citrus....don't know what I'll do with them and at this point it's all about doing and playing around...I so need a day like this. Well now its time to coat more papers...it was what I was suppose to be doing....side tracked.

Found it!!!

 

Friday, November 03, 2017

You know what you need to do...So Do It !

 This morning words of wisdom...Gemini Horoscope, My daily Om....

When we begin to feel the need for quiet time alone, it can be a sign that we feel disconnected and need to get in touch with our inner selves. Taking time to allow our thoughts free reign can help us to work through issues, determine a new direction for our lives, or find our personal equilibrium. We then feel more connected, aware, and in tune with the rhythm of life, which helps us be more present in life. Grant yourself the gift of quiet reflection today, and you can reconnect with yourself and acquire a fresh perspective.

With out even ready my horoscope this morning I knew what I needed and that is so true, personal Equilibrium and rhythm of life....when I walk in the woods it takes me about 1/3 of the way around the path that I walk and then I feel it the way the arm swing and the legs move...it's me yes this is who I am and how I walk, breath, see and hear....and I get all excited...or is it the endorphin's kicking in...any way today is a day to reconnect to me. 

Taking my four legged friends to the dog park early where we can let it out and run...well they will do the running and I will watch in awe of their wondrous bodies as the met and greet every other four legged ones  

 Then I plan on an Breakfast date with myself at our local Whole foods and sit with my Artists Way book and read and eat...for next weeks Class....home then to do some homesteading....or care of the home....

if all goes well I might get up to the studio too and get going on a piece of art.