Tuesday, May 27, 2008
These next pictures are items I recently bought at DI. I frequent the one in Provo often. The picture above is from an art book for children. I recently came home with a lunch box, brass pony, hand mirror, tracing paper, dust particulate masks, a white kitten and a 70's cake plate. I can't stop myself. I'm turning into my mother, and I don't think that's a bad thing.
This is the bookshelf I bought today at DI. It fits well in my kitchen.
Lastly: although I already have a million vintage dessert cookbooks, I NEEDED this one.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
It was fun to create this piece. I call it "The Congregation." In the drawing class I teach we're going to try a new assignment based off the work of Henry Darger. We're going to watch bits of the film made about him, and then make some collage/tracings/paintings referencing his work. It should be fun. I enjoy getting to make up the assignments, finally! This painting was a practice for me to test out the assigment for my class.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I just checked out a book on Peter Blake, the British pop-artist. Yes, he designed the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album cover. I hadn't seen many of these paintings before, I like them a lot. I've got my own Peter Blake painting/collage going on in the last photo, will let you know when it's done! What's inspiring you lately?
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
this is for sarah, who wanted to see what my room looks like (i just moved, again. 3rd time in less than a year!) This little clip keeps cracking me up because i look so gross and scary. it's all about the camera angles folks. in one frame you're jennifer aniston and in another lyle lovett. (i'm always lyle after i've showered and my hair is a fro.)
P.S. Happy Birthday to Grandpa Bruneel and my pal Lissa! I love you both!
We had some fun making "altered books" over the weekend. What you do is you take an old book (mine was about dinosaurs) and you paint the pages white with gesso. After painting the page, concealing text and leaving illustrations or bits of text to remain, you blow dry the page dry, then move on to the next page. It's actually a long and monotonous project, but when you're done you have a cool book to use as a journal, sketchbook, or whatever kind of book you want!
Friday, May 2, 2008
I plan on making more of these "recycled" hoodies. I bought a bunch of these hoodies and other t-shirts and plan on combining them with stitchery and applique. I turn to the needle arts because it is "almost the only [art] within a woman's grasp." That is what Nathaniel Hawthorne says in The Scarlet Letter, I'm glad times have changed since the 1850's. All the same, it is enriching to dabble in a lost art known only to grandmothers and Mrs. Ethel Wright Mohamed. Also, I'm trying to sell these re-invented hoodies on Etsy. We'll see what happens.