Monday, November 25, 2013

Accidental Angel

 This assemblage started with this piece of rusted wire I found along with some old rusted metal in the backcountry in Nevada. I did not do anything to the wire, to me it looked like an angel the way it was twisted. This wire "angel" has been hanging in my studio for well over a year. I could never figure out what to do with it.

 Then my friend Lisa sent me a box full of found objects for my art. and this wire piece with the crystal in it seems perfect to hang from the angel as a body. The wire that wrapped around the crystal was a new silver color, so I took it apart and painted it with red and green alcohol inks to dull it down. I then glued an antique button to a vintage round wood piece and glued the wire to that.
When I took it back to my studio after photographing it, I noticed this round piece of wood on my table. The colors of wood were too similar and it all blended together and then I remembered this handmaid doily of my grandmothers that I put between the layers and this seemed to be the missing piece! Before glueing it together I cut a whole in the center of the doily so it would glue more securely and not pull the fabric from the wood.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Boise Weekly Cover Auction and other Holiday 2013 events

The Boise Weekly Cover Auction is this Wednesday Nov. 20 at 6pm at the Visual Arts Collective. This piece of mine that was on the cover last January will be up for Auction.

Next on my agenda is teaching another Mini Masters art class for ages 6-12 at the Garden City Public library from 1-2pm Thanksgiving Week. This is free and open to the public (you don't have to live in Garden City)

I am excited to be taking part in the Boise Open Studios Artist in Residence (AiR) program at 404 S. 8th St. ste. 182 above Cafe Ole for the Month of December. I will be posting regular hours as well as an open house on First Thursday Dec. 5 and First Thursday Jan. 2.

And...if you are interested in purchasing a piece of art please contact me or stop by Green Chutes in Boise to see a selection of my work.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Beauty and the Brush

 Thanks to Kristi at Red Betty's for the space and refreshments. Thanks to Geoff for the illustrations on the poster and to Nancy for designing the poster. Come see us and invite your friends.  We may even have a food truck on site.