Artist Expo in Houston is over for another year! Class was 32 students strong and they had a great time creating lots of scarves. Now it is time to clean up the studio which is in dire need of an overhaul once again. How do I manage to make such a mess? While that is going on, not much in the way of artwork is happening. I do have a photo for you of a new piece of artwork to wear. My great friend, Margot, has a company that manufactures the color for fired glass (and Mud) - uniqueglasscolors.com. Her art partner, SJ, created some small pendant size dangles before we left for Houston. When I saw them I could see the potential for some necklace work. A little coated wire, a few beads, and the glass as a focal point was all it took to create some wearable art. What do you think?
Creating this mixed media art piece gave me an opportunity to design in a way I seldom get to experience. With the only guideline "feather" it was clear that imagination would come into play in a big way quickly! Fortunately, I have been gathering quite a diverse collection of bits & pieces. The new stack of mono prints created with the Gelli plate would also be a factor. Bridging colors/shapes was accomplished with the addition of some colored pencil work. The final addition of a large button with silk spaghetti pulled through the holes added the cherry on top and finished the design.
Courage is being yourself everyday in a world that expects you to be someone else... Love this message! This was on one of the Tim Holtz stamp sets I just bought from Stampers Anonymous. This is the beginning of a new piece of art and I love the way it is coming together. Will show the final piece soon.