Sunday, August 25, 2013

I hope you will like my new improved blog site.  I hired Karen from Valentine Design to change the look.  Thank you, Karen.
Even though I am still creating art using paint and on canvas, I have now added a new media.
Recently I took an online course for the second year from Artful Gathering, this year from Riki Schumacher, who taught a soldering with a butane torch workshop.  I have so enjoyed working in this new medium.  Last year I learned a little bottle craft that could turn a plain bottle into an old ancient looking jug.
This is basically the same principle used to make jewelry but I am more focused on charms and dangling things to use to add "bling" to ordinary decor in our homes.
Last night I completed a bottle that started out as a clear bottle holding wine vinegar to which I added on to it, various paper, paint, and "junk", then I attached a little metal book I made from copper, soldering findings to it, then attached it to the bottle
My mind is a buzz with ideas.  

Birth of Spring

Birth of Spring 

3'x4'x2" acrylic and collage medium on canvas

Can be hung as is, as edges are painted.

2013 has been a long winter and spring has been slow in coming to our northern state.  The painful slow process with as spring takes it's time to show its face.  Most of this painting is the memory of, the yearning for the beauty of spring to come.