Saturday, December 31, 2016

Winter Sculpture

It brings joy to find human qualities in the ordinary.

A winter stage.

Reminiscing of the old days, jumping off the garage roof into snowdrifts!

A winter landscape.

A bit of Pokemon Go!

Remembering sculptor and mentor, Micheal Bigger.


Holiday Show


In mid December, I had the opportunity to show and sell my photography at Chindian Gallery. 

One of the main objectives was to display a variety of form within photography. This image was one of my favorites which was printed on fabric and I sewed it into a pillow.

  The night before, I arranged the display to make sure there wasn't any errors the following day.  I'm so glad I did, because many changes to the ideas I had in my mind were improved upon.

One delight was the serendipity in which the item markers were imagined. I wanted to do something different from the summer display and bring a bit of a winter feel. 
The weekend before, I hosted a holiday craft event and one of the craft items came to mind. Upside down it looked like a pine tree, with a green wooded circle and a touch of glitter, I discovered it!

 I dug around all my pieces of furniture, literally "in pieces" and found drawers, chairs and other boxes to display the photographs in frames and on their own.

 The metal book shelf was originally in a local five and dime shop which I spray painted gray last year.

 Paper vessels and paper stones were added for some whimsy and color!

The Holiday Show was a success in many ways and I look forward to participating in more!


Friday, December 23, 2016

Crafting for the Holidays

This year I organized two Holiday Art Experiences because I wished that those who wanted to create would be able to join us. If you still weren't able to attend, I hope to see you next year! 

While we both continued to make things throughout the week with craft supplies galore and glitter everywhere... my daughter was over brimming with creativeness!

Our dear friend brought some milkweed pods to make dioramas, one of her favorite things to make as a child. These inspired many creations by all.

 My daughter created her own scenes.