Sunday, November 09, 2008
Art Everyday Month November 9: ATC's
I am knee deep in just about every art supply I own. My arm muscles are about to fall out. Anyone have some Ben Gay?? LOL
My goal was to make 60 ATC for a make and take table the Carolina Mixed Media Guild is hosting at the Art of the Carolina's this coming weekend--so far I'm a little over half way there. I'm not sure I have the stamina to finish, but I"m going to try!
For these, I've experimented with watercolors, ink, mica powders, graphite pencil, and graphite wash. LONG LONG LONG ago, I used to paint in watercolors only. It's something that I may start back into--I forgot how fun they are. So unexpected, so unpredictible, yet simple and pure.
The gallery show I went to this weekend influenced these abstracts and are something I want to explore further.
Can you tell what one of my favorite color combos is lately???
graphite washes and watercolors
Florals were my first love in my creative endeavors.
oh my--you dont' even want to go there....I have a royal flippin mess on my hands. I have put my nose to the grind over the last couple of weeks to finish up 3 collections (still have one more to go) and these ATCs--it's just total chaos here. Since I've tried some new things for the ATC that I haven't used in awhile, it was cause for more ART supplies to come out from their slumber. yikes. I did manage to pick up the house a bit despite the chaos but I didn't get to purging my DS's room. That is a major must before the holidays!
Anyway--after this week, I should be good to go and things back to a more manageable pace. I am all about working hard and focusing but my candle is burning thin lately. Calgon take me away!
***Looks the photos are cropped funny-to see the whole collection, please check out my flickr page
Hope you all have a great week ahead!!