Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Crystals



It seems that great minds think alike! Ricë Freeman-Zachary (Voodoo Cafe
http://tinyurl.com/5jtpa7  (Hi Ricë !)
has wonderful prisms and crystals from her window so I thought I'd share mine, too. I've always hung shiney, rainbow-y stuff from my windows. Here's my current stuff. And , agreed, it's really hard to photograph inside a window looking out. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wish for Time

Sigh,, here we are in the midst of the Christmas rush wondering what the heck to give the kids when you don't have any money to spend, and feeling a bit overwhelmed at all the decorating that should be done. Hmm I used to enjoy that so much. Maybe once I get the tree I'll somehow find my Christmas spirit. But instead I only wish I had time to myself to "art". This is a birdhouse I made last year and it's one of my favorite pieces. It's sometimes helpful to me to be reminded that I CAN make a decent piece of work when I have the time and the peace of mind. 

Friday, December 5, 2008

Ten Two Studios

Here's a wonderful site full to the brim of wonderful things. Ten Two Studios is having a giveaway in which you can receive images to use in your artwork. I love Lisa's site and always have a hard time tearing myself away! Check it out:
http://countdown.tentwostudios.com/

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Teaching!! A Giant Step!



Well, the universe is watching over me evidently and a door has opened wide. And I've decided to jump right in and see what happens. I've been given the opportunity to teach classes here in Westlake, CA, through a wonderful artist and sculptor named John Storojev at the Storojev Fine Arts Academy. I'm so excited and have planned two holiday workshops that take place December 5th and December 12th! The photos above are for the first workshop, a sweet little ornament made from an altoid tin and collage, paper folding, and 3d elements. The second will also be 3D , more of a table top or mantle decoration. 
There are some wonderful workshops planned for the Spring in collage, altered arts and mixed media so I hope, if you're reading this you will be interested in coming to class, telling your friends, getting mixed media back on the map in the valley! Email me if you have any questions or suggestions. The studio is at Storojev Fine Arts Academy home of the California Sculpture Academy 31143 Via Colinas , Westlake Village, CA 91362  (818)735-0700 
We are right across from The Four Seasons Hotel , near Costco in Westlake. Please leave a comment or email me if you're interested in these classes or any future classes. 
 

Christmas cheer


Here is my contribution to Christmas cheer! I've been teaching myself how to solder and why not do a big project at the same time? So this is one of 12 ornaments I made for a Christmas swap. I drew the goose (Six geese a-laying) and collaged all parts, added little bits here and there and voila!

29 days of giveaways---Chrysti

Art by Chrysti is having a great give-away! Not just once .... she's calling it 29 days of Giveaways! How can you resist?? Go check out her blog and maybe you'll get lucky.

http://chrysti.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/29-days-of-giveaways-for-you/