Sunday, April 12, 2009
Posted by Kim Printz at 4:05 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2009
some of my best memories are spending monday nights, "art night," with my sister and one of my closest friends. we working in clay, painted, made collages -- anything that we wanted. at the time there was a wonderful art center where we could pay a nominal fee per night and use the space. it was also open pottery studio night, so we we joined by other creative types:) at one point we decided to make an alphabet book -- hence "s is for shoe." we each made one print, so three letters were completed.
a few years after that i decided that i missed the collaboration and gentle critique of having a regular group and i started an art group with three other women. it didn't last terribly long -- two of us were working full time and in graduate school -- but it was invaluable. this next weekend i'm going to franklin, tn, to meet some other etsy artists. i know we won't be able to meet that often, but i'm very much looking forward to it.
i worked all weekend on making art and going through my huge stash of papers to decide what to get rid of. i am having storage issues! this is one of the postcards on watercolor that i made this weekend in the 10 minute collage tradition:)
Friday, April 3, 2009
i finally watched "how to draw a bunny" about ray johnson tonight. thank you randel (acollageaday.blogspot.com). sometimes a great piece of cinema is like a great work of literature -- you have to see it or read it at just the right time for it to make sense in your life.
i've been making postcard collages tonight -- just a coincidence. i'll post some later this weekend depending on how they come out. for some reason the mat medium i usually use with watercolor paper doesn't want to work on the watercolor postcards. go figure.
this is, of course, one of ray johnson's collages.