Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Decoupage: For the Fair

Title: "Rays in the Sky"
Media: Paper, Gel Medium, Wooden Plaque
Date: July 2009
(Note: I may be pushing the limits of 'decoupage.')

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Painting on Wood

Title: "Southern Flower"
Media: Acrylic Paint
Date: July 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Handmade Book

Title: "Ferris Wheel"

Media & Tools: Watercolor Paint, Scissors, Glue Stick, Cardboard, Acrylic Paint

Date: July 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wire Art Sculpture

Title: "The Life of a Tree"

Media: Wire

Date: August 12, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Acrylic Painting: Non-Objective Patterns & Designs

Title: "Rhythm of the Brush"
Medium: Acrylic Paint
Date: July 2009

Acrylic Painting: A Realistic Detail

Title: "Strawberry Kiwi"
Medium: Acrylic Paint
Date: July 2009

(Note: Possibly a Work in Progress... I am still studying a couple of the details.)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mail Art: 2nd Postcard

Title: "Enjoying the Details"
Genre: Mixed Media
Date: August 2009
For Caroline C.

Mail Art: 1st Postcard

Title: "Strong Hold"

Genre: Mixed Media

Date: July 2009

For Lauren C.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mail Art

Mail art is an artistic movement that began in the 1950s and uses the postal service as a means of transportation and exchange. Mail art ranges from rubber stamps and decorative postcards to envelope designs and trading cards. To read more on mail art, click here, for wikipedia's explanation.

During summer break, from being an art teacher, my art lead teacher gave each of us a pack of blank postcards, drawing pens, and the orders to have fun and create. Each art teacher will have one postcard exhibited at our opening meeting at the beginning of the school year.

My Postcard for the Teacher Exhibit:

Title: "Considering the Details of the Matter"
Media: Pen & Ink
Date: June 2009

This mail art project inspired a variety of ideas, and in order to continue my postcard designs, as well as to have an outlet for exchanging and receiving postcards, I formed a mail art group of my own, presently consisting of 11 other artists/craftspersons/explorers, some from the neighborhood and most from my church. Every artist designs a postcard to be mailed to a different person each month. At the end of a year, we all will have a postcard from each person as well as one of our own design and plan to exhibit our creations in some manner, whether publicly, privately, or over lunch or coffee.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Graphic Art Part 3

Title: "Colors Moving in Time"

Media: Digital Photography, Photo Studio Software

Date: July 2009