Thursday, November 29, 2007

In This House 1


I just received the book "In This House" by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn (see link to Amazon to the left). Interesting concepts and lots of eye candy. This is a perfect time in my life to do a project of my own like this. Sort of a retrospective of my life. I like the term "revisioning," as it suggests that I'm looking at my life through new eyes or a different perspective.

Here is my first "room" -- it may be the front of the house itself, I'm not sure yet. I found this picture of myself a few months ago. Classic sixties elementary school picture. It's hard to relate that girl to me, and I'm interested in who she was. I mean, though, really, the masking tape on the glasses? And I'm still *smiling*?

...anyway, I wanted something girly and bright, and of course I can never get enough rick-rack.

Anna's Angels

More inspiration from Cloth, Paper, Scissors -- this time it's patchwork collage. These were inspired by an article written by Kelly Rae Roberts, who does FABULOUS work.

I've had fun with mine, I've done about ten of them for a home boutique I'm participating in. I think these two kind of look like Annie Potts...


Sunday, November 11, 2007

New Work

In spite of the numerous deadlines, family events, and hosting the Red Chunky book, I managed to do some artwork. I am still working with Chrysti Hydeck's background technique as described in an article in the July/August 2007 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. It's addictive! My hope is that it is evolving into a style that's more my own -- I've already altered the process somewhat. I'm not sure all of these are finished, either. I think several of them need captions or words or...something.

Like this one titled "Zero" after Emily Dickenson's famous snake poem, with the ending line "zero at the bone." I want to work that line into the piece somehow, and I have a feeling I'm going to end up laser printing it in reverse and transferring it on. Suggestions are welcome.

I love this one, I had no idea what I was going for when I was working on it. Browsing through an old Hymnal, I found the perfect caption for it: "Seeking the Lost."
I think she needs a cartoon bubble over her head (below) that says, "I'm in trouble."
I need a caption for this one (below), any suggestions? I'm thinking something absurdly intellectual, about the last thing you'd expect.
The fish needs a caption or a word too, I just have no ideas. Again, suggestions are welcome.
This is a piece of scripture (below) that I ran across in some ephemera online, I love the sentence structure. This is a little on the cutesy side for me.
Following are two ATCs using the same background technique with gel medium transfers. (They are spoken for.)