Monday, February 23, 2009

A rushed post

I should not be blogging right now!  I desperately need to finish packing for my trip to AZ but it was important to me to get this collage posted.  I've been working on it forever and I still might mess with it a little more.  It was a bit too wide for the scanner so the edges are cropped off a bit.  
I'm making a not-so-New Year's resolution, and that is--in regards to my making art--to use my brain less and hands more.  To think about a project less and work on it more.  To just make something and not worry that it might not be perfect. To not look at 37 magazines for inspiration because 99% of the time, I end up going with my original idea anyway. There it is.  Wish me luck.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm a proud mama

My son, Alexander, had his first exhibit at his school's art fair on Tuesday.  He used crayons, markers, and watercolors to decorate clip art butterflies. We attached them to a branch painted with gold acrylic paint and supported by a mound of air-dry clay. Alexander had the most fun embellishing the clay with beads, sequins, and small paper clips. We gave the clay a few spritzes of homemade glimmer mist (Pearl-Ex + turquoise re-inker in water). Although the entries weren't judged, Alexander thought it was really cool to receive a certificate of participation. The butterflies will now be sent to the Holocaust Museum Houston for their Butterfly Project.