Sunday, June 28, 2009
I took an exciting workshop yesterday from Joyce Cloutman of Austin, Texas. She is just starting out teaching, and the workshop was great! I am pleased with my little butterfly, and am planning on using some of these techniques on a doll that I hope to start sometime next week. Of course I did not finish the butterfly during the class, and I was not sure what I would place in her hands. My friend Nina said that a little "pod" of sorts would look good, so she gave me some to try. I found one that worked fairly well, and used some acrylic paints and fibers on the pod. The body of the butterfly was painted with alcohol inks. While Joyce taught us how to sculpture more Elf-like faces, I prefer to use a face mold (I am not very patient with sculpting).
Thursday, June 25, 2009
A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to re-organize my art studio. It was truly a mess, with almost no working space. My studio is 10 x 11 feet, and I also have a closet to work with. This is completely adequate, but I had accumulated so much stuff that I could hardly move around, much less make art. So, I was ruthless and went through everything, putting aside anything that I had not used or read in the last couple of years, or was sick of. I also had a ton of just plain trash. I then made a list of everything that I wanted to sell off in order to make a little extra cash for even more art supplies! So I posted my list on the two groups I belong to, and everything went over the next 2 days! Now, everything is organized, and I am finding it much easier to create. Here are some photos of the studio as it is now. I now have all my computer and printing equipment at the "clean" side of the studio, hopefully away from paint and wax splatters. Hopefully, I can maintain this.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I have finally taken the plunge and put up a blog so I can share my art with all my friends and family! I will not promise to update daily, or even weekly, but whenever there is news I will post. I also plan to customize this page, so please check back whenever you have time.