Friday, June 23, 2017

April Workshop with Pendragons Take Aways





This blind contour drawing of a lily and some yellow flowers with added water color 
& suminagashi on top was my favorite piece from a work shop I attended in April.


The Pendragons is a calligraphy guild I belong to based in Kalamazoo Michigan. Every spring they bring in a well known artist to do a 2-3 day work shop for us. This year is was Sharon Zeugin.


So many ways to write or "create" a word. Lots of exercises where we stretched, 
bounced, or somehow manipulated words & phrases.



A favorite tid bit from the work shop for me was what Sharon referred to as her
  Rorschach rectangles.


 A small rectangle of stamp material, about 2 X 4 inches. Paint water color in lines accross the surface. Place on your paper. You never know what result you will get 
which is the fun & magic of it. 






Fun to break out lots of tools & colors to play with.


Off to my favorite framing store this week. Arnie's in Houghton Lake. There is a stash of art work I've had set aside to frame for quite some time. My two art pals & I are making a pilgrimage to get our stuff done. Then will come the fun of where to put it in the walls.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Embossing Addiction Continues



   I can't help myself. I enjoy turning on the light box, getting out the alphabet components and disappearing into embossing. Every word can be a bit different every time.


 

 Deciding the way they should all go together is the fun.


They can also be used as stencils. Much quicker but a different result.


A good view of the cut letters on the light box & the stylus I use to make the impression in the paper.
Canson Mi-Teintes with it's slight texture gives a nice result. Lots of color choices.

I plan to create even more letter forms to play with. Custom cards anyone? Just ask. 


Monday, June 12, 2017

Come to the Elk Rapids Art Event


 I'm happy to be a part of "Experience Art Rapids".



"Bursting at the Seams"


 A 15 day Art event happening all over the sweet little town of Elk Rapids Michigan. Click the Learn More button to see a full brochure of the venues, artists, & titles of all the pieces in the show.  

In the show are three pieces of mine seen above & below.

 "The Fiber of Her Being"





"Urban Sprawl" 



There is an artists meet & greet on June 21st, Wednesday, from 6 -9 PM. 
Anyone in the area I suggest you come check it out. Patterned after Art Prize in Grand Rapids, MI 
which has become a HUGE thing. This is small in comparison, but it may grow over time. 

I hope you get a chance to visit.