Saturday, January 26, 2013

Art Blog Directory


 Scroll down on my sidebar and you will see a new icon that says "Art Blog Directory" If you Click on it you will be directed to a long list of active art bloggers, including myself. A thank you goes out to Seth at the Altered Page for putting this together. (I failed to mention in my end of the year wrap up, that one of my highlights of my art year was getting to meet him while in New York City at one of his demo's in Greenwich Village.)

The other person I failed to recognize, a fellow artist and blogger, and on also on this list!- Rebeca Trevino, whom I also was fortunate to be able to meet and hang out with for two days, on the opposite side of the country in Sonoma County,  CA!

A blog takes a lot of work to keep up compared to Facebook and Twitter but really puts you behind the scenes into an artists studio and even more so into their way of thinking and what goes into each piece of art. I think a lot of us were starting to wonder does anyone even read these anymore? But thanks to Seth maybe this will breathe some new life into these blogs and give us a reason to post.

So now, onto my newest project:

Green Chutes the artist co-op that I have been showing my art in since they opened two years ago asked for artists to submit a 12" x 12" piece of art for a special showing.

I took a 12" x 12" stretched canvas, turned it upside down and put joint compound all over it to close up any gaps and hide staples. I then added some gold and yellow acrylic which I applied heavily and embedded small white glass pieces into the paint.
What was I going to do with this frame? Make a place for my piece
I made in Michael DeMengs class from Art Fest to rest.

Next step was to paint the interior, I painted it orange, and then blended red into it. 

After I glued down my guitar playing lizard girl
I poured two part resin over the background.
 Looks like a piece of glass! 

5 comments:

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Hi Pam I'm on there too!!! Joan

E Wix said...

So glad to have made contact!
Yes, Seth is a wonder of connectivity (if that's even a word!)
Love your art work.

Nancy Eaton said...

That is so cool! I'm so glad that Seth did this directory - I'm finding artists that I am definitely going to follow (including yours!)

Pam McKnight said...

HI Joan, that's cool! I've been reading them all weekend and am only on the A's still! Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth and Nancy and leaving a comment. It's neat to find new art friends.

Rebeca Trevino said...

pam! this is so great.
thanks for the mention!
i love that seth, has brought so many of us together.