My booth is all set up and I am ready for tomorrow!!! Hanging several new works and bringing out a few pieces that have not been seen for awhile – including Pinup2 (under the blue protector). I am happy with everything! Even better that I am no next door to my friend and ex-studiomate, Russ Little!!!! My booth is right inside the door from the receptionist desk!
Festival of Lights, Greenbelt Community Center in Greenbelt, MD
Saturday 12/7 – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12/8 – 11am – 4pm
This is how I spent my studio time – quality time with the mat cutter. I spent too long today looking for the square frames I wanted to use for the letters – I could not find then and settled for the 8×10′s and am really happy with how they turned out. You can see them in person (as well as a slew of other work) on Saturday and Sunday at the Festival of Lights.
The idea seemed so clear in my mind – but were not coming together when I started to do the cutting. Oh well…. I kept all the pieces in case the inspiration for these little works returns.
So I worked on block printing this dress. I made 2 different sized scissor stamps and printed this today, to wear for next weekend’s Festival of Lights. I am happy with how it turned out. The color is fairly muted (even though used hot pink ink) but I think it works very well for this. I have not done this in quite some time and forgot how it really was. I will likely do more things in the future.
I also had a thought, and going to see how this experiment pans out. I cut out a basic shape and sealed with with a sealer – I am going to see if I can make someone wearable paper earrings. The somewhat part meaning, something that can worn more than once and can withstand being worn. I know they will be delicate, but wondering just HOW delicate….
ALSO I had an idea for an artwork using some of my new favorite shapes. The idea came about while I looking at scraps of paper. Hope to get the idea cut out tomorrow. Excited to share the idea!!
My studio time today was pretty boring. I worked on getting some print ready for sale. So I cut 12 signatures and get them all packaged. Boring work – but needs to be done….
A story about me and where I feel I am as an artist at this point of my life is featured on Bourgeon. This took me a while to write, but it really got out on paper what is swirling through my mind. Check out the article and leave a comment here or there and let me know what you thought.
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