Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Creative Sprint - I'm sprinting along.

Homage to Josef Albers

Jakarta MicroGralleries
So Creative Sprint is sprinting along, and I'm doing each day as the prompt pops up.

 I can't remember which day that was for, but it was prompted by my remembering how much my art foundation year was so informative to my life as an artist and a teacher.

My profs had been educated by men who immigrated to the U.S. to escape Nazi Germany. They were teachers at the Bauhaus academy and brought their knowledge with them where they could all get teaching or professional jobs. How fortunate for all of us.

My teachers learned from them and passed it along to me. I remember how profound the feeling when I viewed the slides that Josef Albers showed to our Art History class. He was invited by our teacher, Canio Radice (who wore bowties to class and I think might have smoked a cigar.) I don't remember much about Albers, silly 18 year old that I was, but I remember the impact the slides of his projects had on me.

The second photo was taken in Jakarta. The organizer of MicroGalleries enlarged our favorite of my cards, and also made postcard sized copies of it for people to write on. I don't know what they wrote or where they sent them, but isn't this so cool?

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Jakarta and a test

I'm testing to see if I can post from my email, and to show you my work as it's installed in Jakarta.
The MicroGalleries installation opens October 6th. I'm not sure how the pieces are pasted up but one looks large! These aren't the originals, of course. I sent digital files.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Creative Sprint - the new daily project for October

Day 1 - something to fit in your hand
 Creative Sprint has started! Yay, it's fun already.

And here's the notice for all of you out there - you can do this, too.
It's easy, it's free, it's an international art game.

Sign up HERE.

Come on, join me. Use a translator, if you have to, but find out what's going on.
Day 1 - use what's in your immediate environment.

Day 2
What does your name mean or how did you get it.
Day 2 It's a long story

Day 3 Combine two things that don't go together.

Monday, October 02, 2017

End of one project, start of another - the letters

 Here they are, all of the letters that I wrote since my previous post the beginning of Sept.

I think the only ones that I didn't have photos of were the first three envelopes. But hey! I got all the rest.

The adresses are obscured for obvious reasons.

I've heard from three people so far, via e-mail, ha ha ha, thanking me for writing to them. Sweet.

Here are the last three of the month. Whew! That was fun. And I enjoyed making note cards using either one of my collages or one of the grand-girl's drawings.

I hope they brought smiles to the recipients.
Here are four more, out of numerical order because I don't know how to move images around without starting over.

But that's not important.
I just wanted to share with you and to encourage you to reach out to people you haven't heard from in awhile, haven't seen or spoken to, or have only met on-line through one of your social media groups. It's really important to connect or stay connected. Really.

And here's another plug - It's not too late to join me in Creative Sprint. We're two days into it, but you can still join. Go to the link HERE.