Tuesday, June 17, 2014
So the daily practice of making a skull every day for a year, set my son on a path that grew into something he didn't expect. Part way through he got a book deal - which became his first book SKULLS. Since this book captured less than half of the project it was a dream of Noah's to have a book with the entire year's worth of skulls. Now, that's going to be a reality.
A new SKULLS book has been developed and it's on kickstarter now. It's going to be so good. If you like skulls (and we all should since we all have one) or know someone who does, then -
Be a supporter HERE.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Doing landscapes vertically for a visual challenge.
Here, I decided to not worry about the lining up of the strips - I decided to just put them off kilter, which gives the pieces a bit more energy. I also like the circle that I chose to add.
I couldn't resist. She's wearing the hat we'd just gotten for her - she loves hats.
She's eating fresh strawberry pieces from a little divided dish. It was serious business.
The doll she's holding in her right hand is from her great-aunt E. Because the fabric on the back has a horse print, Z calls this baby NayNay.
She is very content to sit with all her babies and animals.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I'm too embarrassed to even post a photo of the two piles on my work table. Eventually, I'll catch up - won't I?
Meanwhile, I continue to MAKE Mail Art. My process is once again, taking bits of scraps out of one of my tins and seeing how I can compose them. 3 pieces of paper. Yes. Satisfying.
The cement duck, one of a pair, looks quite content in the foliage.
Here's the motto again - don't forget this as you move ahead in your own practice.
And don't forget, this is the motto for The Alternative Speakers Bureau.
If you're a reader in the Richmond, VA area, here's an opportunity (click on this) to participate in a creativity experience. It'll help you get unstuck.
|Flashback Tuesday - the Atlantic Ocean, N.C. USA|
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
I have lots more of these cards, so I'd better get busy coming up with "poetry" for them.
I was inspired by seeing some collages made with old papers. I made a few like this the previous week, too. Very satisfyin.
Here's a lovely surprise. Many of my long time readers might remember The Shelf! Well, here's another one that appeared on a pole at the end of the block down from our house. It's very neatly constructed which leads me to thinking that it was made by the dad of the little boy living a few houses away.
I put a couple of things in it.
The original shelf is up again, after a brief period of being away. It's better than ever, and more sturdily attached to it's pole. You can see it in my archives searching under "shelf" or "elflog."
Besides the regular dancers, a couple of professionals from Argentina did a demonstration of fancy dancing. It was quite fun and I'm thinking maybe we could try to dance Tango.
Do you dance? What do you do, ballroom Tango, Salsa?