Saturday, November 14, 2015
Last weekend, I spent the weekend in New York City with my friend and then my sister (who was also in town for work). We walked, and walked, and walked! I love seeing the neighborhoods change as you walk through Manhattan. We also put in some museum and shopping time. The weather was just perfect and a bit unusual for November. It made for a great weekend diversion. I didn't take the big camera, so these are some pictures from my phone.
Just one more trip this year, and then I am home for a few months. I love traveling, but I am getting a bit homesick and want to spend a bit more time at home. We'll see how that goes...
Thursday, November 5, 2015
One of the Seth Apter's classes was a class called Cover to Cover. This was the last class he taught and definitely my favorite. We took old books and used the covers to make a loose book. I liked them so much that I have had them framed (well, they are at the framer's now).
His aesthetic of layers, words, symbols mixed with a little grunge is right up my alley. I can't wait to use these techniques when I am back in the studio. Until then, I will be taking boatloads of pictures of grunge in New York City this weekend.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
But, I did find time to take all four classes by Seth Apter at Roadhouse Arts this past weekend. Holy Moley! I have been a fan of his his artwork for several years, and when it was my turn to pick a national instructor for Roadhouse Arts, he was my first (and only) choice. I was not disappointed! Not only is his artwork fantastic, he is a fabulous instructor full of techniques and encouragement. I ended the weekend rejuvenated and inspired.
Above is my project from the Brick by Brick workshop. We built a wall with a mosaic of handmade papers and "incised" a word. My word was inspired by why we build walls, either physically or psychologically, and that is to keep ourselves safe. My colors were a bit happy for such a somber sentiment. I could say that I was trying to make a statement about the dichotomy. But, it is more likely that I just like blues and greens :).