Wow has it been a busy week around here! My kids were out for spring break last week so hopefully tomorrow my life will get back to normal (and I'll get out a bunch of posts that have been stored in my head!)
A week ago (April 6th) we had a new show opening at Olde Towne Art and I've been meaning to post these pictures but spring break got in the way. My last post was about these new fabric bowls I've been making and I'm happy to say that I have three in the new show: (and yes everything is for sale!)
For a long time now I've wanted to paint a whimsical chair but other ideas seemed to keep crowding that one out. I finally did it and this is displayed in the front window as well:
(There will be an entire post on the process by which I painted this chair next week).
And finally, the last thing I made for the show was a quilt I named A Kaleidoscope of Candy. The alternate name was going to be A Modern Twist on an Old Pattern simply because if you are a quilter you know this to be the log cabin design but traditionally they were made from more muted colors. It is lap quilt size and if you are the lucky person who buys it it is totally machine washable and dryer safe.
Please be sure to stop in if you're in the Portsmouth area and check out all 23 local artists. We each have our own style and some of us do custom orders.
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!