Saturday, January 29, 2011

And more art

I made these atcs for a swap for Artfest.  You know I love that alcohol ink compressed air background. The theme is Nourishing Creative Growth this year.  I also made these shrinky dink charms to trade while there.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Art, can you believe it?

I told you I was participating in the Sketchbook Project a long time ago and true to my artistic nature, which is not a lot like my everyday self, I am last minute.  It has to be postmarked Saturday. A blank journal on a schedule is a little scary to me. I almost didn't do it.  It was a hectic last few months of 2010.

But, never one to like saying no to something I have committed to, here it is, and I'm pretty happy with it.  I knew that I wanted it to be interactive in some way, to fold or see something through it and so I began experimenting with my circle Nestabilities and decided to make a wishing well at the back that would come through the pages. I also like larger and larger circles so that I could write something around the rings that would show on the left as the pages were turned. I knew I wanted paper I could paint on so first off the bat, I tore all the pages out, so the only original thing is the cover which I covered!

I decided if I was doing a wishing well and my theme was "It's not a sketchbook..." I would do "A pocketful of wishes for Ophelia". It has little hopes and dreams and blessings for her.  Too bad it will never reach her little hands.  It will be archived after the tour. So I have taken these pictures and will make color copies for her.

I'm happy that I finished it, as always, there are things I would do differently next time.

Here it is- I still have to tighten the ties so they are a little long. Need another finger to hold them while I tie....
These are the pages before adding to the book, you can see the book on Flickr here:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Market

Today was the start of the Winter Market for our Bardstown Road Farmers Market. There were more venders than I expected considering it was freezing cold and had snowed hard last night for a brief period but enough to leave side roads and sidewalks covered and icy.

I was pleased to get apples as I ate the last of my stash this week. And, Oh yea! Watermelon radishes and cabbage. Add a couple of packages of chicken breasts and some eggs and I'm good to go this week.

Well worth the effort and cold temps.