Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Music and I have had a rough bout. When I was in high school I tried out for concert chorus because my friends were trying out. The choir director allowed us to try out in quartets in front of the class or we could do solos after school with her. I was a very shy person in high school and would never stand in front of a group unless I was forced to do so.
I stayed after school and sang Green Sleeves. At the end of my song, Virginia Harder closed the cover over the piano keys, looked up at me and said, "Have you ever considered taking Ceramics?" Needless to say, I did not make it into Concert Chorus and I did take Ceramics. My art career was off and running!
I shy away from using anything about music in my collages. However, I found a vintage book on jazz at Goodwill and here is the piece, Chattanooga Stomp, as a result.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Here are some photos of our retreat in Bemidji, MN. Thomas LaBadia, John Arbuckle, Terry Garrett, and Brian Kasstle (left to right....
Saturday, June 20, 2015
|ATC (front) Creative Gents Retreat, Bemidji, MN 2015|
|ATC (back) Creative Gents Retreat, Bemidji, MN 2015|
I just returned from a week in the wilds of Northern Minnesota attending the Creative Gents Retreat at Terry Garrett's home. Also in attendance were Brian Kasstle and Thomas LaBadia. Terry lives in a long cabin, if you can say cabin when the house is about 4500 square feet (not sure of the exact footage), surrounded by a forest of birch trees. What an amazing location and amazing hosts (Terry and Ron)!
While at Terry's we created up a storm and taught each other new techniques. Too much fun and laughter! What happens in Bemidji stays in Bemidji! Well, not exactly because we have been posting all over Facebook. I will post more here over the next few days. Let's just say I had an absolutely fantastic experience. :-)
Thursday, June 11, 2015
|In the Closet|
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
|Tuesday, May 26, 2015 workshop|
|Thursday, May 28,2015 workshop|
Seth Apter and I held two one-day workshops in Edmonds, WA last week. Our workshop, In the Pocket, was attended by 22 artists. What fun to spend the day creating a journal with pockets, pockets that hold created treasures! Thanks everyone for attending! :-)
Friday, June 5, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Late last summer or early fall Terry Garrett created four accordion journals, one for Brian Kasstle, Thomas LaBadia, me, and one for himself. We call ourselves The Creative Gents. The journals were mailed to us and we began working in them, one spread at a time. Each of us had a spread on one side which we called our "property". The first spread is mine. I then mailed the journal to Terry who completed the second spread. Thomas, in Florida, completed the third one, and finally Brian finished it off with the last one.
On the reverse side of the journal was community property. I started the process in mine by covering it totally with paint and some napkins bits. Then I completed the portion to the left. Terry added the right section. Thomas thought that the records looked the part and they are grand. Brian added the men in the overcoats. When it was returned to me I needed to add something in the middle, hence the tennis player and the woman. I just love what everyone completed and now it is done! :-)
I am now working on two journals belonging to Terry and Thomas. I will bring all three journals with me next week when I go to Minnesota for the Creative Gents Retreat. Thomas will bring Brian's. I am so thrilled with my journal. I keep looking at it and can't believe it is mine. I constantly think how fortunate it is to have such great art friends to share such a fun activity as this Round Robin was. Thanks guys! :-)
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
|One Dozen Eggs Series No. 7|
|One Dozen Eggs Series No 8|
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
|One Dozen Eggs Series No 4|
|One Dozen Eggs Series No. 5|
|One Dozen Eggs Series No. 6|
Monday, June 1, 2015
|One Dozen Eggs No. 1|
|One Dozen Eggs No. 2|
|One Dozen Eggs No. 3|