Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Life

Wednesday- first I gave a tour at the Boise art museum to a group of 3rd graders from Payette on the  current comic exhibit. A large group of wiggly kids,  I think they all enjoyed it.

Then I started my Etsy shop- have just added one item, but there will be more.

... did some reading and discovered I had a piece of art in a newly published book: 

check out the link- One of my ATC's made it into Ricë's book!

Then it was out for a mountain bike ride to enjoy some of this cooler fall sunshine. I went big and tried some more difficult trails. Got my back tire caught in a rut on the motorcylce trail and had a tumble,  nothing serious, just a few scrapes and bruises.

 And finally it was back to my studio for cleaning and organizing for Open Studios (BOSCO) this weekend. Seriously I had to put lots of things away, so there would be room to walk...while finishing a few projects that have been in the works, here is one of them:

This post is in reverse...here is my newest finished assemblage/collage:
Happy Life 9 x12 on Canvas

Here it is before the frame. I found the gazebo at a thrift store and I had the Mulan doll, other 3d elements include a glass turtle, game piece, glass bird, handmade clay flowers.

Here I have collaged the background, added crackling paste, paint, fabric, the red roses are from a plastic grocery bag.
 This photo shows the very first step of assembling the pieces to go on the canvas. It all started with an unfinished painting from 5 years ago.

2 comments:

rebeca trevino said...

it's all good!
i clicked on your etsy and got nothing . . . you must still be working on it?

anyway, congrats on all of it.

Pam McKnight said...

Rebeca, I fixed the link...thanks for letting me know.