Sunday, July 06, 2008

July Update

I plan to have my blog moved over to here in the next couple of weeks.

In the past few months I've been busy at work, preparing to teach a different grade, so I haven't devoted a lot of time to artwork. Here though, are some of the pieces I've worked lately for the juried show, I Am Woman, at The Next Picture Show Gallery in Dixon, IL.

"Rain on the Roof" is a 12” x 6” wrapped canvas collaged with textured acrylic paint, paper, sewn copper sheeting, vintage buttons, and found objects

"Some say dreaming of hearing rain on the roof is a sign of domestic peace and joy."

The second image is "Optimistic Birdsong: Herstory needs Voices". It's a wallhanging 40" x 28" done in the style of mixed media artist Lesley Riley. Lesley generously provided instructions in a past issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors. I enjoyed making this piece because I was able to try some new processes: painting muslin, heat distressing painted Lutradur, and using gel medium to transfer an inkjet photo.

The next two pictures are of the embellished wooden chair, titled: "Silla Especial". The 8" x 4" x 4" wooden chair is painted with acrylics and embellished with beads, loteria cards, discarded jewelry, and Spanish text of the prayer "Hail Mary". "Silla Especial" was designed as part of a tablescape for a fiesta.