Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Little Vacation...

Last weekend I was able to take a long weekend and fly up to Upstate New York with my bestie Rebecca. We spent the weekend with her cousin Brenda and family and we had an awesome time.

We flew in Thursday and Friday we spent the day at Niagara Falls. It was a blast.

Saturday we visited the weekend farmers market and enjoyed some local breads and cheeses and Saturday evening went to Rochester to attend the Roco6x6 opening. It was quite an experience.

My art that I donated hasn't sold yet (5444 to 5449 in case you want to check it out) but it was a lot of fun and we hope to do it again next year.

Sunday was toodling around and checking out an antiques fair and attending a choral concert that our friend Brenda sang in. It was a lively blending of voices and they put on a great performance. Also including pics of the Village of Hamilton where Brenda lives. Lovely town with a great coffee shop we visited frequently called The Barge.

On Monday we went to Golden Artist Paints and had a great tour of the factory and artist residence by the lovely Emma Golden, granddaughter of the founders Sam and Adele.

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

More Art Time...

I had a lovely art/pajama day yesterday. I finished watching my online classes with the delightful Carla Sonheim and continued playing with Gelli prints. I have a ton of stencils (maybe a small addiction) but I went ahead and created some paper ones. One advantage is that they can eventually be used for monoprint collages.

Played with the new stencils a bit.

I also added some layers to previous prints. Here are some before and afters.




They aren't done yet but it is fun to see the transformation each layer makes.

My Gelli plate needed cleaning so I laid down a layer of red and set the paper on it to sit for a bit. I love the resulting abstract. Not sure if I will leave as is but leaning in that direction.

I also worked on a monoprint collage and I think this is done.

This is another one I added a bit more to but I haven't decided if I like it or not.

Hope everyone has a blessed week. Hugs!

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