Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mosaic in Progress

In addition to crating lots of art for trades and round robins, I've been working on redecorating my living room, dining area, and hallway. To create a focal point at the end of the hall, I'm creating a mosaic. Here's what I have so far:

And here's a distance view as I was just getting started. I'm going to paint the linen cabinet too, just have to decide on a color.

Cyber Fyber Postcard Sent!

Well, I'm not sure it's exhibit-worthy, but it's in the mail. I arranged a trade with Susan Lenz for a project she explains here.

The card I received from Susan is shown in this blog post. And here's the one I sent her:

Click on the photo to see more of the detail, like the stitching with metallic thread. Can't wait to hear from her once she receives it!

Calendar Round Robin

I joined a round robin with eight other artists in which we start altering a page-per-week calendar, then send it off and a different person works in it each month. My calendar is entitled "Around the World" and contains vintage photos of scenes from all over. Some are recognizable, like the Alps, and others show children in poverty, or tourists on a street.

I had a great time collaging the photos in a way that incorporated the main part of the photo. I started with a travel and postage theme, but some of the photos suggested other themes to me, such as an imaginary world created by the kids living in poverty.

Because we had two months to get the calendar ready to ship, I did lots of pages!

Here are a couple of closer scans of my favorite pages: