Thursday, December 27, 2007
I have been busy! I am in the midst of planning my art retreat scheduled October 16 - 19, 2008 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. My website is up and running with classes to be listed soon. I am really excited about my line-up of teachers and will be posting them as soon as details are finished. Above are the host Inns for the retreat. The Stagecoach Inn and Washington House Inn. Cedarburg is a historic quaint town and I feel privileged to be able to offer this venue here.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Mark and I went to Harrington Beach on Memorial day. Harrington Beach is a 20 minute drive from our house and is a State Park located adjacent to Lake Michigan with a beach. There is also a Quarry there with a walking path around. I am trying to appreciate the beauty near me rather than traveling long distances.
I am trying to photograph my own images to use in my artwork. No copyright worries that way. Jack in the Pulpits are one of my favorite woodland plants.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
This is the project I made in Keely Barham's class "Wall art wonders" at Art & Soul Virginia. In class we learned how to die fabric with iron on dyes and some sewing techniques to mention a few. Keely is an excellent teacher and I enjoyed the class.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Everyone threw a contribution of various embellishments and paper in the middle of the table. I love the idea of sharing. People brought items I would have never thought of. I'm not done with this page but something just right is sure to turn up in the future.
Wouldn't you just love to run your fingers through his hair? I won't tell :)
This was my second exercise in Julianna's class. I had brought a tablet to work in so that I would have nicer paper than most store bought journals provide. The problem was that it was already falling apart. Taping the pages together provided for a happy accident. I love the detail it added. The money is from Romania, something added later. It is made of plastic and was given to me from Eddie an employee of Embassy Suites hotel. I had given him a fat book page and ATC's after he had expressed interest in our retreat. One of the many wonderful experiences during my Art & Soul experience.
My second class for Art & Soul was Julianna Coles' "The Pirates Code". This first page was a real struggle for me as I am not used to being told what to do. It also was frustrating not knowing what the next step was. I have a hard time letting go and not worrying about how a piece of art is going to turn out. After several exercises though I found that I like to work with the unknown. It provides for more spontaneity and more surprises.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
I'm really looking forward to meeting my online friends in person. Hoping to post pictures when I return.
Monday, April 23, 2007
This is the cover I made for the Fragments Fatbook that I am hosting. Nick Bantock's art was the inspiration. The group is Fatbooks@yahoogroups.com
Crows are one of my favorite subject matters. I have a pair of crows that I feed. If there isn't any treats outside for them they sit in a tree in front of my house to remind me.
Monday, April 16, 2007
My sister Jodi is organizing this:
“COUNTDOWN TO PEACE” Project
Artists Call to
Inspired by collaborative projects like the Aids Name Quilts and Sonya Clark’s Beaded Prayers Project, we invite you to help create the “Countdown to PEACE.” Presented in calendar format, the project will begin with March 19, 2003 (the day the war in
Each calendar month will be its own presentation board made up of 4-inch squares, 7 across and 5-6 rows down. Each entry will represent one day of this war. We are inviting artists to send us entries that are no larger than 4-inches square and no deeper than 1 inch. Limiting size will make display feasible. Work that is included in this project will become the property of the project. The entries will be permanently attached to the “calendar” pages for ease of transporting.
Any media is acceptable. Remember that since only one side of the work will be seen, 2-D approaches are preferred, however clay or metal works done in relief (for example) will also be accepted.
We intend for the project to be POSITIVE in nature. We are mainly interested in your personal VISION OF PEACE. Please do not use imagery and/or text that is specific to any government officials or policies. Please keep the focus on PROMOTING PEACE rather than on decrying war.
Entries that do not meet the criteria in terms of size or content will be returned to the sender.
Send your work, along with $10. PER ENTRY; the entry fee is non-refundable. Make checks payable to “Countdown to Peace.” Mail your entry and check to:
Countdown to Peace
Money collected from the entry fees will be used STRICTLY to defray the costs of display materials, promotional information, shipping, and insurance.
It is also our hope that as the project grows, we will be able to create a website that will provide information on current developments. We want to begin displaying the project as of the Fall of 2007. It is our intention to create a book that will include: 1. an alphabetical listing of all contributors with the day, month, and year where each entry is displayed and 2. a chronological listing of entries along with artist’s name.
Here is the information for a Handbag show that I am participating in.
ART OF THE HANDBAG
June 3 thru August 30, 2007
ARTISTS are invited to submit up to six original handbags. All media accepted. Handbags must be functional (don’t have to be everyday bags, but design must allow them to be usable carriers). Creativity is the keynote. Recreated existing bags are acceptable if changed from their original design by 50%. No size or material limitations, but remember to keep the bags functional. Exhibition is organized to sell. All work must be for sale at reasonable prices. $50-300 max. Gallery commission on work sold is 35%.
Note: If you are male, bags aren’t just for girls...you could submit a man-bag of your original design!
Hand deliver or ship entries to:
Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery
(252) 441-6584 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please deliver your artistic handbags on Friday, May 25 or Saturday May 26, 2007. Work shipped in must be received by May 26.
Entries should be accompanied by a completed Artist Inventory form (attached). Please
insert a label (also attached) inside each handbag so that individual works are always identified. Please print clearly. Total entry fee per artist is $10 for an artist submitting 1 to 3 bags or $15 for an artist submitting 4 to 6 bags - payable to Ghost Fleet Gallery. Artists are invited to include business cards and bio if available.
AWARDS: Best in Show - $100 / (2) Excellence Awards - $50 / Peoples’ Choice - $50.
Exhibition will open with a public reception on Sunday, June 3 from 2 to 4 pm.
PICKUP DATE FOR WORK NOT SOLD:
Work not sold should be picked up Friday, August 31 or Saturday, September 1. Artwork that was shipped in will be returned COD in the container in which it was received insured for the retail price given unless otherwise specified.
I have some exciting news. North light books has accepted my proposal for an art instruction book. The tentative title of my book is
ARTiculate: Projects and Techniques for Interactive Art
My editor is Tonia Davenport. She is the editor for several amazing North Light books including: Artist Trading Card Workshop by Bernie Berlin, Art Stamping Workshop by Gloria Page, Collage Lost and Found by Giuseppina Cirincione, Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth, Collage Unleashed by Traci Bautista, Kaleidoscope by Suzanne Simanaitis, Metal Craft Discovery Workshop by Linda & Opie O’Brien, and Pretty Little Things by Sally Jean Alexander.
The topic of my art instruction book will be Mixed Media Interactive Art. Some other names that I have come up with to describe my book are: Articulated Art, Paper Engineering, and Moveable Art. Some examples of these types of mechanisms can be found in vintage postcards (they are called mechanical or moveable postcards) and children’s pop-up books.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Here is a doll that is made from a gourd and other natural elements. I shaped some of the parts including the mouth with a dremel tool. The best part was spending some time outside on a beautiful Spring day collecting sticks and grape vine.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
IN MY HOUSE LIVES A DREAM
Kim Rae Nugent
In my house lives a dream
Peer into windows - still unseen
Open doors - lead the way
Hopes and promises - whose to pay
Built upon a strong foundation
Based upon a found relation
Generations past, present, future
Ideas and actions - love and nurture
Crows are flying
Some are lost - some are found
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
I also finished my projects for my Inspirations AOC assignments. Another feeling of accomplishment! I'm looking forward to the Spring Inspirations issue to arrive. I always like to see the other artist's interpretations of the assignments.
The sun was finally shining today! It really lifts my spirits.
Monday, March 5, 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
This is my second post and another realization that computers do not make our life simpler. I wanted to post a picture of me in my profile. I went to the appropriate page and it tells me to download HELLOTM. After spending a long time downloading this image sharing program. I see an automatically added bloggerbotisdead. That's creepy. So I go to the blogger usergroup for help and find out HELLO doesn't work with the new version of BLOGGER. The user does tell me how I can post a picture - thank you! 1-1/2 hour later - I'm done for today!!!