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sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Monday, April 25, 2011

2011 Sketchbook Project ~blogging~

Now that I've been to the Atlanta exhibit of the 2011 Sketchbook Project I wanted to share my pictures.

I made my book as a fold-out instead of in a signature-style. I used a 140 lb watercolor paper because I like working with that weight.
another glimpse of the cover

Here I am at the Granite Room in Atlanta; the location of the 2011 Sketchbook Project exhibit
My theme was nighttime stories. I decided to do mine specifically about Sundowner's Syndrome.

So that's that!!! I have already signed up for the 2012 Sketchbook Project. My theme for next years book is "I Remember You". I've already got a lot of samples drawn up! I hope my book arrives soon.

Friday, April 15, 2011

a row of assemblages ~blogging

I've been hard at work, making as many small art pieces as possible to bring with me to the Art and Soul retreat in Hampton Virginia, end of April. I know most people are bringing ATCs, charms, postcards... something of that nature. But i don't do any of that. I do assemblage and large scaled paintings. So i made these mini assemblages.

The photos come from my Papa's collection. He was a professional photographer before The Great Depression. And i often use copies of his photos in my work. Here i took pictures and coated them with resin to give them the look of a transparency. I then attached it to a painted, distressed tin and embellished with different items (buttons, keys, metal bits, pieces i scuplted from clay, etc). I dig them. I call the "kinfolk".

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The ABC's of M-E-E

Age: 43

Bed size: King

Chore you hate: Putting clothes away after they're laundered. I don't mind washing & drying them. It's the folding and putting away I dislike.

Dogs: Koishii Lees is the diva of the group. She's a Shiba Inu. Next comes Maxwell Q. Floppyears. He's a Pekingese and he's my hero. Lastly, Ellie Mae (or Eleanor Mayse) is the joker and the baby. She's a Black-Mouth Cur.

Essential start of your day: coffee

Favorite color: I don't really have a favorite. I just LOVE color. But forced to pick it would be in the Red-Pink-Purple range.

Gold or silver: Gold

Height: 5'4"

Instruments I play (or have played): I played flute in middle school but didn't stick with it. For Christmas this year I got a ukulele. Stringed instruments are hard for me but I'm trying!

Job title: AR Spec. Sounds official doesn't it?

Kids: 3 furry ones

Live: North Ga Mountains, at the start of the Appalachian Trail.

Mom's name: Laeta

Nickname: How many words can you think of that rhyme with Heather? that's how many nicknames I have! lol

Overnight hospital stays: a few :-p

Pet peeve: racial comments and jumping to conclusions about people based on a stereotype.

Quote from a movie: "They ain't even Old-Timey!"

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: I'm the youngest of 3 girls

Time you wake up: 6:00 during the week (with the alarm). 6:30 or 7 on the weekend (without the alarm).

Underwear: the more colorful the better

Vegetables you dislike: Not many. I really like my veggies! Though I usually avoid the okra.

What makes you run late: having to say goodbye to the puppies. They're so cute! I always want to take them with me.

X-rays you've had done: a few... all for sinus issues.

Yummy food you make: In the kitchen I prefer to bake. I'm great at cakes and pies and cookies and breads, etc. But I try to be healthy so I don't bake a lot. For dinners I do lots of pasta dishes and things in the crockpot. But baking from total scratch I make the BEST baked Mac-and-Cheese!

Zoo animal: I could watch the meerkats for hours!

Monday, April 11, 2011

kinfolks ~blogging~

I keep forgetting to post this! I made this little guy for my sister's birthday last month. The photo (which i worked with resin, making it shiny, semi-transparent & impossible to photograph) is my great grandfather and great uncle, who was a professional football player (ummm, soccer) in England.

As a child i always had a huge crush on these ancient English gentlement, in this picture especially. I thought they were so handsome and dapper.
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Friday, April 8, 2011

40 pages in 4 days ~blogging

In hindsight deciding to do 40 Zentangles in 4 days might not have been my smartest decision. But i volunteered to do another set of fatbook pages to replace someone else who flaked on the project. I'm very happy to be getting another book from the project!
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