1). I want so much to grow. I need to AIM HIGH, and I can only go forward... In one such way, I have been working with an incredible, encouraging and talented instructor lately, and he has challenged me to "share my gifts" in a way that I have never really considered seriously. The Summerfair organization has an annual award that they offer each year, to deserving artists who want to make strides in their creative work. I intend to meet my instructor's challenge. I intend to apply this year. The work I have been doing lately uses a mixed media technique that my instructor devised, and I LOVE IT!... An example of a piece I finished is posted below... Wish me luck!
2). An AMAZING few powerful words from Ira Glass... I am sharing them here, and will share them with my students very soon...
3). The Christmas gifts I made and gave this year used a technique that I have my students use... gel medium image transfers. (Basically, a laser printed image is moved from the paper carrier to the new surface with an acrylic medium and even pressure. The medium is allowed to dry overnight, then the paper carrier is dampened and rubbed off.) I made 32 plaques with my photos and quotes pulled from a favorite resource.
2). Below is a detail of the metal flashing wall sculpture I created over the Summer. Having not had as much sculpture creation experience as I have wanted to have in the past, I relished the opportunity to take a class over this past Summer. I used power tools, hand tools, and 100 tiny nuts and bolts, as well as participating in critiques with a wonderful class and instructor. I cannot wait to return to the Mount this coming Summer!