Framed at last (sort of)

Ancestors V III framedI am too cheap, oh I mean frugal, to get an odd sized artwork properly framed by a professional. Or maybe just to lazy to take it in & choose a frame!

This is piece that took many hours & days of work (and re-work). I found a rather junky but real wood frame that is larger than the board, but proportionately so… Now I can hang this work, and I think it looks fairly respectable. But it is not well protected, since the artwork is flush with the outer surface of the frame (no glass of course). So this leaves my work very vulnerable to damage.

More lighted artwork, and …

Held Rock tower 1 After Morris Graves vellum V2 adjThis plexi tower has a hazy print of one of my (held rock) drawings on it, and the LED “fairy lights” inside.

The bird drawing is a new version of my sea bird “after Morris Graves”, done on translucent vellum.

Then, while working on one thing, I came across an interesting accidental arrangement of drawings removed from a small sketchbook. This inspired me to arrange most of the same drawings on my scanner, to produce the collage. Things on my scanner

Whew, I LOVE making art!

Cave lit within wHummerI really do love it! So much fun making … things!  I just got in a little shopping therapy too:  I am buying various tiny LED “fairy” light strings for my latest projects, also clear & translucent inkjet meda: adhesive & plain.Cave lit within wHummer 2

Here are photos of the “rock cave” translucent “tower” with the LEDs inside, and using my magical nighttime hummingbird print as a backdrop:

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Translucent towers continue

Loving working with light & translucency: so fun, so tricky !

It has been a year, and !

The 1012 show 1It has been a year since my last art show at 1012 Coffee Bar, so it is that time again! I just hung the show, with much invaluable assistance from Michael, and while it may get a little re-arrangement, it is mostly there! I have one more piece I want to take up, but I am too tired to go back today!

Update:  I found two MORE pieces that I want to hang in this show… good grief!

Tommorrow I will think about scheduling a little reception for friends… but for now I am just relieved/pleased to have the work properly presented & on display. Some of it was ready to go weeks ago, but I was working on some pieces, and the work list, from my arrival home yesterday until I headed uptown at 10:00am today. I am tired!

Photos & samples online don’t do it justice, so head up to 1012 to see it for yourself!

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