It seems like the prep and creativity for the new show in November centered around rocks! I’ve had a blast exploring on the different ways they can be painted, colored and incorporated into artwork. Here are a few images of my explorations, I’ve left a pencil in the photo of several to give you a gauge of the sizes.
How I’m incorporating these into my artwork? Aaaah, well, you’ll just have to wait and see. 🙂 In the meantime I can tell you that, after some requests, I’ll be scheduling a couple of workshop in the next month or two so YOU can create your own art on stones. Look for those to be posted soon!
I’m excited to be sharing the main gallery space at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana, during the month of November with the talented Lynn Andalman! We’re jokingly calling it the Lynn & Lynne show. 🙂 I’ve been busy creating new work with a focus on wood, stone & metal. It’s more sculptural than some of my previous work and I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring the shapes, textures and colors I’ve been using.
From the artists –
“I was asked recently what I loved as a child. The question brought memories of collecting rocks and other items in an old shoe box when I was young. Some were from treasured trips to local creeks to collect geodes, fossils and river rocks. Others were merely gravel from our driveway that I’d used my Prang watercolor set and painted pretty pastel colors! Special trips to the local rock shop, where I would spend much longer than my parents would have preferred, selecting just the right stone added to my collection. Those happy memories, along with a collection of driftwood, rocks and items that I have collected as an adult (to make something with “someday”) are what inspired this artwork. I hope you enjoy these new creations as much as I have enjoyed creating them!”
I’m so excited about this show!
I’ve been busy selecting and creating works to bring. Here’s a peek at some of the “tiny” pieces I’ll have available that evening:
Little canvas pieces, with art created on old dictionary pages – only $20 each, including the tiny easels to display them on! Of course I’ll bring some medium and large size pieces as well. I hope you will be able to come and support the public library in Avon, Indiana while viewing/purchasing a wonderful variety of artwork.
Whoosh! Exhale. The solo show is up at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana and I feel like I’ve got a little time to breath. I’m still trying to clean and re-organize the studio after two months of cranking out new work, I’ve got a bit of a deadline for that since this Saturday is the Second Saturday Open Studio Tour as part of the Hendricks County Cultural Trail. In the meantime I’ve been playing a bit, digitally, with some items I’ve not done for a while. Today I thought I’d share a few digital kaleidoscopes I’ve created the last week.
I’m happy to announce that I had two of my pieces of art selected for this show! Both “Flourish” and “Dream Each Day” shown below will be included. Here’ s the information from their website:
This summer Indy Parks and Recreation and the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be hosting Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition to compliment the Hoosier Women in Music concert taking place at the MacAllister amphitheater. Local women will share their talents, their stories, and a part of themselves with a focus on the theme “Community.” Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums. The exhibit will be on display June 8-29, 2013
I am also busy creating upcycled envelopes and invitations to the private opening of this upcoming show! If you will be in the Indianapolis area on June 1st and would like to be invited to the private opening please send an email with your mailing address to email@example.com and I would be honored to send you an invitation.
I’ve been busy the past several months exploring different media and materials, especially things that are often discarded. Magazines, newspapers, scrap metal, styrofoam, plastic lids, old books, aluminum cans, used albums & CD’s, wood scraps, packing materials and have even found a few objects that I am not even sure what they were used for! It’s been an interesting journey but now I am narrowing my focus to a handful of those materials and producing new work especially for this show. I will continue to share peeks at the process over the next month. It has really opened my eyes to all the possible materials and genres that can be created by re-imagining and re-purposed items. I’ve even re-created some of my own artwork into something new & different!
I do hope you’ll be able to attend the show at some point during the month of June…I am really excited to share my journey with you.