Saturday, March 26, 2005

"Beauty Behind Blinds" I used some ripply plastic material that I received from someone in a swap for this ATC. I thought it made it look like Venetian blinds. Posted by Hello

One of the seven ATCs I made today.  Posted by Hello

7 ATCs made today!

I'm amazed that I actually produced 7 ATCs today. Some day I should really get down to actually cleaning up my work space. But making art is so much more interesting!

Friday, March 25, 2005

3 ATCs for a personal trade I'm mailing out tomorrow. Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 24, 2005

My adventures today

Early this a.m., I took off to Leduc to visit with fellow-artist Arlene at her home. She is going to be teaching an AB class for teenagers at her local library, and she was looking for altered art to display at the library. I took her some of my stuff including 10 ATCs, an altered tray, altered clock and 3 ABs. She showed me some of the cool work she's done as well as her very neat-and-tidy (yes, I'm impressed and jealous) studio. She had some other altered artwork done by Cindy of Wetaskwin. Everyone has so much creativity to share ~ this is just way too much fun! Arlene served me some delicious coffee and brownies (great brunch, I must confess). After leaving her place, I went to visit my niece Thina who also lives in Leduc. I also stopped in quickly at Sally Ann to see if there was anything that I couldn't live without ~ but no such luck. Unfortunately, it was early dismissal for my sons, so I had to get back to Edmonton before I could visit the Leduc Antique Mall. Next time, for sure!

Tonight we watched "Finding Neverland" starring Johnny Depp. He sure is an excellent actor ~ he takes on such versatile roles. I enjoyed the movie a lot. It was nominated for Best Picture and Johnny Depp for Best Actor. If you get a chance, watch it.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I made this ATC last night ~ I like it. Posted by Hello

My livingroom window view Posted by Hello

Last Blast

I sincerely hope that this is the last blast of winter that we're experiencing now. March came in like a lamb and it is going out like a lion. I think everyone is just sick and tired of winter. I have got some art done with the weather being lousy though, so there's a plus. The photo show the view I have out my window when I'm sitting at the computer...

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Instant Human Altered Book completed March 19, 2005 Posted by Hello

Instant Human ... Just add Caffeine

I started this 2-3/4"x2-1/4" Altered Book (AB) months ago. All I got done at that time was the backgrounds. There it sat in my "studio" forever. Then when Arlene mentioned she was looking for altered art to put in her local library's display case to advertise an upcoming AB class she's teaching, I thought I'd finish off the wee book to lend to her. I decided to create "Instant Human ... Just add Caffeine". I'm pretty happy with the results! Mmm ... do I spell coffee?

Friday, March 18, 2005

Painting unveiling

My brother-in-law, fine artist Nick Supina had an unveiling of his newest painting "The Eugenics Dimension" at the Dow Centennial Centre yesterday March 17th. I took some photos ~ hopefully I'll be able to upload them to my blog. I'm finding the logistics of getting photos on this page a real pain!! Nick also displayed about 12 other pieces of art for the show, which continues until the end of March. Most of Nick's paintings convey the plight of learning disabled children and since March is Learning Disabilities month in Alberta, this is a perfect time to have his work featured. I just wish he'd paint more. He has an awesome talent!

The Eugenics Dimension. Artist Nick Supina III poses in front of his latest work with two women who suffered under the eugenics program of the Alberta government in the 1950s. Leilani Muir on right is depicted as a child in this 48"x55" painting. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Yep, we woke up to the white stuff this a.m. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

My First Blog Ever

Okay folks, I admit I'm very new to this whole concept of blogging. Somehow it reminds me of my mom who has kept a daily diary since the 1970s. I tried to keep a diary several times throughout my life ~ but to no avail. I this will be more successful because (a.) I can type it all on the computer and (b.) I excited about sharing my art on here and yakking about it.There are sooo many things I want to do with my art ~ I hope you'll share it with me. Here's a sampling of what I've been doing lately. This is an altered orange juice lid ... now it's a fridge magnet.