Another busy and productive week to share with my friends at Paint Party Friday. Today I finished my entry for the Trees Exhibit sponsored by the Artists Association of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Village Library. The exhibit runs from March 9, 2013 until April 27, 2013. There will be an opening reception to meet the artists and enjoy an evening of art and fine food. I will let you know the reception date as soon as it is announced. My original oil painting is on a 30"H by 15"W stretched canvas. I have titled it "The Tree, The House & Me".
Next I am happy to show off the newly released book by Lynn Cohen. Lynn spent a year at her favorite lunch spot drawing the people she saw there enjoying lunch with their friends, and relaxing at Tacos Jalisco run by the Ubillus family . The Ubillus' have become quite the celebrities! Congratulations, Lynn, on your first publication. I am really enjoying looking at all your art work and reading the captions.
The Front Cover
In the Middle
Next is my first day of 10 minutes( per day) work on my journal for "30 Days in your journal". I am enjoying seeing all the possibilities that Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has to offer. I just started last night, so will do my next 10 minute project later tonight. I started by using a journal page covered with paint from my Gelli Plate and stencils made by Jessica Sporn. I added the date and time, and picked my title for this page, and did a little journaling off in one corner.
The next two pictures are of two Artists Trading Cards I made while at our January meeting last Saturday. The Theme was fabric. I had made a dozen fabric cards beforehand, but we always do some while at the meeting. I didn't get a very good picture of the first one, which was fabric and lettering applied with fusible web. Then I highlighted with Gel pens and sewed on a sequin and bead.
I had time left over so made this ATC tangled for a general trade. My new friend, Cathy, an experienced ATC card maker traded with me for one of her lovely cards.
I also joined a group of artists who will be creating for Jessica Brogans "Inspirational Card Deck Swap: February 2013" which you can read about and possible join by going here.
Have a creative week, and be sure to stop by Paint Party Friday to see what everyone has been doing this week.