Sunday, September 9, 2012

art trips with mrs pom

i am so fortunate to have found a friend, an art friend, who lives close by.  loretta aka mrs pom is that friend for me.  when neither of us is bogged down with work or family or school, we grab the chance to go on little art excursions.  in the past 2 weeks we have had 2 outings!  

first was our labor day trip into the city.  destination: the bowery.  we left early in the morning so we could go to a special coffee shop.  to our disappointment, it was closed! on labor day! imagine? so we settled for this:




the neighborhood around bond street is lovely.  you see this

and the most amazing building - the george frankel theatre.


 outstanding gardens with birds



and lovely piles of rock!

and much to our chagrin, john derian was closed! not because of labor day, but it's closed on mondays!! i was so disappointed. guess i'll be making another trip to bond street.

but dick blick was open, so some damage was done there.  i was so busy shopping i didn't take any pics.  trust me, art supplies were purchased and have already been put to use.

next on the agenda was a class with mixed media artist, seth apter. i had never met seth before, and am so happy i finally did!  he is an amazing teacher and so nice to boot!  
 it was held at litttle bird creations studio owned and run by michele luxenberg whom has a lovely little walk up studio on the west side. 
my partner in crime, loretta

my gorgeous friend betti, who catered dinner for loretta and i (xo)

  the class was titled, text tiles, a play on words.  we created on small pieces on cradled wood.  it consisted of layer upon layer of acrylic paint, manipulating each layer to create amazing texture.  


step one - basecoat


a few steps in - layers upon layers of luscious color and texture


seth demonstrating with gesso how to emboss and deboss

about 7 or 8 layers in

text added to make a statement

and photo opps...michele and seth

BZ with her finished piece.
it was a fun friday night outing! just what this girl needed!  thanks all my art friends, i couldn't survive without you!!!
















4 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

What fun...I wish I lived closer !!!

kathy n said...

i wish you did too, nancy!

Eileen Bellomo said...

It was a great evening, wasn't it? I hope we'll meet again at Michele's for another class.

kathy said...

yes, eileen it was fun and of course i'll we'll meet again!