Saturday, August 28, 2010

Secrets, secrets

I can't show ANY of the items I have been working on recently. Most of my "things" are for swaps or are gifts!

Lots of work without the ability to share. *sigh*

I did silk screen a baby shirt the other day, so I can show you that.

I actually made the screen to be used on dish towels, but I had some onesies and thought,

"Why not?"

This is what the mushrooms look like.
Weird, huh?

My daughter wonders who on earth will put their baby in a mushroom onesie, but I am a big nature fan and I would have done so!

I think it is quirky-fun-different.

(Heck, most people I know would say that I am "different", so maybe that is why I like it.)

Until next time, I can't WAIT to show you what I am REALLY working on!

Happy baby stepping into Fall! The leaves are dropping and the orb spiders are already spinning over here!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

So... Where's the Art?

Well, in my defense, I WAS on vacation.
In beautiful Ouray, CO, to be exact.

You try to work when your eyes are distracted by skies like these.
Very difficult.

I was blessed to be able to see views like these daily. I came home feeling invigorated and ready to work.

It was the having to come home part that was so sad.

Now, as for the art? My daughter, an artist in her own right, and I happened to be very lucky on this trip and it was the 50th year of the Ouray art show.

In honor of this occasion, local artists from the surrounding communities came in to share their knowledge re: technique.

We decided to attend a few workshops, including colored pencil and encaustic.
Did I just hear you shriek out loud?

Be nice! This was my first attempt at encaustic.
I layered, carved, embedded....a bit of everything.

Not my shiniest moment, but it was fun. It is liberating to try new things. Scary, but liberating.

This one may end up on BarterSauce, if they would take it!

Until next time, happy battery recharging!