This past spring I was invited by my dear friend Carrie to tour Progressive Insurance's art collection (in just one building) and had a devil of a time importing my phone photo to my desktop. I just figured out how to do that (a debt of gratitude goes out to Henry who showed me how)! So here it is, and yes, its a standard shovel and wheel-barrow. And no, I don't have the artist's name. Drat.
I may have figured out how to help the birds without coming off as a stark, raving maniac....and this is result number one. Thanks to Roger Tory Peterson for the cut-outs from one of his innumerable books.
And to direct you to more fun:
Download Pulse this is the image, and then click on Seth's name below and it will take you to Seth Apter's new blog project with links to other artist's sites and answers to all questions artistic!
These woman creatures actually resemble a stitched piece I did on felt about 15 years ago that I called Boodie. I have a niece who pronounced beauty that way when she was very young and very attracted to that quality. These have a wild, disjointed appearance that appeals to me and I like the way the threads (usually so neat and tidy) just add to that effect.
When my brother found out I won first prize in Kaleidoscope this year he asked how we were going to celebrate......and this page is how I did that! We'll have to figure out a little more inclusive plan for the family. But right now, I'm just happy about the first place and about making this page!
The leaves are so beautiful, I had to start drawing them. It's not the color that captures my attention, it's the forms, especially the oak with the rounded points on them. I'm not well versed on which variety it is, but it might be chinkapin. They curl into these cocoon-like shapes that are so different from the green live version.
This page is mostly watercolor with some marker and stamping. I took some time yesterday to carve one and put it on a celebration page to post tomorrow. I won 1st place in our local Kaleidoscope exhibit!
It's been an up and down week emotionally and so it is with this entry, which started out OK but ended up kind of funny. Sometimes I'm more careful with my pages and sometimes I just let it rip. In this case, letting it rip was problematic, visually anyway.
Producing the occasional clunker is only a problem if it stops me from producing art. Well thats not going to happen.
So here it is in all it's glory, a good page gone, if not exactly bad, at least mediocre. In this case, it started turning early and most of what you see is an attempt to pull it back into the light. What can I say, there was a disturbance in the Force.