Whew. Well, I've been teaching so much that a lot of what I have to share right now are samples I made in class. I really need some art time of my own. Hoping to fit that in this week. I did do some life-drawing on Monday, which was fun. It was uncomfortable, not because of the live model, but because of my own lack of skill. I saw improvement in just the few hours I was there, though...proof that practice helps!
Here's a class sample journal page in my Dylusions journal...
Things have been so busy here. I feel like I can't think straight. I've been teaching so much, working on big mega deadlines. I'm almost at a breaking point, honestly. I need to take some time and make art for me, art that has no purpose other than expression. I haven't done that in ages.
The gelli print below started as a "cast off" print--one that I used just to clean off my plate. It ended up kinda cool, though, don't you think? Feather stencil is by Jenni Bowlin Studios.
I'm honored to be one of the gallery artists in Seth Apter's new book:
Seth is a generous, giving artist who delves into the "how" and "why" of artmaking. He is great at asking questions that make you think, and also dissecting the mystery of art into doable tips and activities.
Plus, his own art is hecka cool.
You can check out his blog for all sorts of eye candy and features. See if he's teaching near you (but be warned, his classes almost always sell out quickly).
Thanks, Seth, for having me be part of your new book!
I started these two collage pages months ago. Every now and then I flip to them and add something--some stenciling, some bits and bobs. Then I flip away, leaving them still unfinished. I am kind of enjoying this slow process, just adding to them when the mood strikes.
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