Cleaning up! Maria S. is coming over tomorrow for a little class in surface design. My table was overwhelmed by newsletter projects! Had to clear up some space. Looks like you're up to something interesting...BTW saw Deb J. at the TFAC yesterday. PS: So great to see you the other day!
Lucky Maria! Is that the Maria S. that I think it is? If so, tell her hi for me. Is she still part of FINE?As for the doings in the studio, just a bit of this and that. No project in mind for the tea bag tags yet, although I keep seeing them hanging from something with bits of text on them. Given the visions...well...I needed to start saving them as well.It was wonderful to see you Saturday! Shame we both forgot to get a shot of us together. Next time. I'm feeling the need for a springtime visit to DC...maybe for the Smithsonian Show again. I'll let you know. Enjoy!
I can't seem to make myself dig out the art supplies. I have been thinking about get the gesso out and maybe using pages from an old book as my Christmas cards this year.
You make your Christmas cards too? I started in 2005 and now feel compelled to make them every year. Using pages from an old book sounds wonderful. Would you gesso the pages so that only certain are left visible? Just curious. The art supplies will let you know when they, and you, are ready for them to be brought out and played with. Until then, enjoy the creative rest!
enjoying watching what you do with tea bags Jennifer. Honestly - it is almost a cult following. I mean how many people world wide would have any idea of the things we tea bagging rust lovers like! I am looking forward to seeing the marks your rusty bits leave on the paper. As always .......
"a cult following"I know what you mean! Have you ever googled "tea bag art"? There are more of us out there. I'd been collecting my tea bags for 6 months or so when I saw an artist at a show who printed small black & white photos on tea bags and framed quite nicely. The tea bags were unused and lent an ethereal quality to the photos. That's when I realized that I wasn't totally nuts for keeping my used tea bags. Maybe for other things, but not that. Enjoy!
J-good to see you playing in the studio. B
Barry, it's good to be back in the studio, just playing and pondering what to do next...and what to do for this year's Christmas cards...I'm loving your photos of NZ. I've yet to be able to comment intelligently on the Steampunk post, but have been back to visit (and lust after the rust) several times. Thanks for taking us along on your vacation!
Still working on my 'white on white' series and missing rust. I know your new work will inspire me!
Ersi, I am in love with your white on white series. The simplicity, the calmness, the stitching, the marks...aah...perfection. You've inspired me to attempt playing with white on white...mono printed fabrics and threads. We'll see...
looks bookish, jennifer...
It does, doesn't it? Just not really my vision of an artist book...more a journal to be added to. Yours, however, it definitely a piece of art.