Sunday, February 17, 2013
I can't believe I didn't blog about this earlier! I have two pieces of art in this wonderful show! As a new member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates I was thrilled to have an opportunity to enter something in a local exhibit. This is by far the best art exhibit I've had the privilege of being a part of, but I do happen to be partial to textile art. There are pieces from some well known and professional artist in this show so I felt like I was in somewhat exhalted company. The artwork included everything from pieced quilting to wholecloth quilting, mixed media work and thread painting. There are even some three dimensional textile pieces. The only discordant note was that they spelled my name wrong on the labels next to my pieces. Honestly I wonder sometimes if I should just change the way I spell my name, because no one ever gets it right. LOL!
My blog has been languishing again. Lately it seems like there isn't enough time in the day to make art, much less to blog about it. I've got a four day weekend going right now and I'm going to get about one day in the studio. I made this journal spread a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd finally post the photo. This was an attempt at making the left hand page, which I had painted with some leftover pink paint, match with the right hand page, which had some collaged tissue paper that had been sprayed with Glimmer Mist and some blue and pink watercolor. I've been doing a lot of work with Medieval elements lately. This whole spread incorporates leftover bits and pieces from other projects. The Medieval tile design on the left is a t-shirt transfer and the woman on the right is from images I took from a book of hours when I was collaging the front of another art journal. Lots of small bits of paper collaged down in between too! Nothing fancy happening here but I like the result!