Friday, July 8, 2011

a special week with a special friend

This is my student and friend, Alexandra
She makes 'clucks' which you can find out about here.
This week she joined me in my studio to make a tote bag out of her own art and out of fabric scraps.  We had so much fun playing with gelatin prints on fabric and on paper

printing our own original art on fabric for use later in our projects
and sorting through mounds of fabric!
Next we had to piece it together
and sew
and play with a dog
 or two

and sew
and sew some more!
until it was all finished!

a view of the inside
great job alexandra! and the puppies were sad to see her go!

Friday, July 1, 2011

taking time to try new things

As a member of the New Rochelle Art Association, I feel as if I should participate in as many shows as held.  The last show was the Jules Bauer Award Show and featured a prize for watercolor.  I didn't win the Jules Bauer award, but I did win Best of Show for this watercolor, titled Waiting for Racetime.  It is a painting of my daughter, Nicki waiting for her turn at a big invitational meet.  I was trying to convey the pre-race jitters she goes through.  The body language portrays that.
 And I also won 3rd prize in the mixed media category for this painting, Nature of Gemini.  
It was a good show, and a good month.

Now I've signed up for Traci Bunkers 30 day Art Challenge (see badge at right).  You make the rules, you just need to create for 30 days consistently, no excuses!  I'm up for that challenge.  I think a better challenge for me would be to see if I could update my blog for 30 days straight!