Thursday, February 15, 2007

Recent Endeavours

I have not yet done this week's C of C challenge. Lots of collections around my house but how to chose one, what to do with it for the challenge, how to depict it, I keep going round and round. Hopefully something will jell. Meanwhile here are a couple of other recent endeavors.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

C of C Challenge: Inspire

I have been diverted away from doing my art by other life demands... the new semester began at the University and I am teaching 2 classes... but I am back! Yeah!

I am inspired by so much of what I see in other's work; two things I am longing to try when I get my official art space set up are female icons and little shrines in Altoid tins. Meanwhile tho, I have been recently inspired by all the beautiful Valentine projects I am seeing on the blogs. So, I pulled out some supplies and tried my hand at it. I plan to surprise a few folks with these in the coming week.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

It Finally Snowed

It is February and it finally snowed here in Amherst. Generally we have snow by Christmas and substantial accumulation by now, but not this year. Up until now we have only had a couple of one inch dustings. Yesterday's was only about 4" but it was enough to have to shovel and plow so it counts. This is the first time I have seen my new yard and gardens covered in snow. Not as beautiful as in full bloom, but pretty in its own way. There was a gorgeous bright red Cardinal flitting around but he wouldn't let me close enough to get a good pic. Too bad.

My Diversion From Collaging

Have not done much collage art work this week as I have been diverted to working on finishing A's room in the walk out basement. It is finally coming together. Tiling in the bathroom is in the "to do" line-up and the next basement project is to set up the art room so I can do my art somewhere besides the living room. I like my living room but the coffee table is not a great a place to work (it is back breaking!). Besides that, the living room is always "messy" with all my paper, scraps and paint.... and I have to pick it all up whenever people are coming over, like for the Super Bowl tomorrow. Anyway, here are a couple of pics of the painting work we did in A's space this week.