This is a photo of a new product I am trying out from www.TapeSwell.com - it is a decorative, clear tape with many of the same characteristics of clear packing tape. I added piece of a white plastic plate to the end so I could see the pattern easily and keep the tape from sticking to itself. My good intentions? I am planning on creating my first YouTube video demonstrating how to use this tape for the magazine transfer technique. It should be fun if I can just find the time to get filming! Check back next week for the link to the demo. Here is one more photo from this week - the ultimate "mixed media" experience - preparing the multi-food seder plates......yum!
What an exhilerating week! First, I WON this bronze sculpture, can you believe it?! It was created by Lonnie Hanzon as a model for a large, life-size puppet theater piece (with two chairs) that is now installed at Fiddler's Green. This small model was on display at the Museum of Outdoor Art (Englewood, CO) and there was a raffle so I threw in my name...can you believe it? The sculpture sits on my mantle place and we just love it. I added the photo of my family behind the chairs to sneak in a favorite picture...The other wonderful parts of this week included a snow shoe trip with my friend Robin to Mt. Evans. We surely thought someone had sprinkled the snow with glitter before we started the hike. OMG, it was the single most perfect Colorado mountain day with the blue-est of skies and no wind so it was silently magnificent. Then I taught two workshops; one thru the Art Student League (artist's books) and one thru the Abecedarian Gallery (altered books part 2). Both workshops were filled with delightful folks all wanting to play and experiment and just have some dedicated art time. Marj brought the chocolate again - along with her sweet, insightful energy. I just love these times. I wish you all a great week coming up, and hope we can all be playful as well as i.
Just finished teaching a workshop on Altered Books sponsored by Alicia Bailey and the Abecedarian Gallery. WeeHaa! Great ladies all, including the group from Longmont : The ABCD's - Altered Book Club Divas (you go gals!). A full day playing with different techniques while the weather returned to winter. Thanks for the chocolate Marge! With the overflow registration we will be running another section next Sunday but that is already full...so watch for future workshops.
I am getting ready for a show at DU called "Faculty Collects". Can you imagine just focusing on one collection? I am showing my squished bottle caps and how they find their way into my work. Here is a personalized journal cover with two found, squished objects (bottle cap in the middle and square piece of metal lower right). Opening April 1st...a real fool's show?!