Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Collage in the 2 1/2 Dimension

I've signed up for a collage workshop with Gretchen Bierbaum on Saturday, Oct. 27. Gretchen is the founder and president of the National Collage Society, so who better to learn from?

We'll be doing a small postcard-sized piece in the morning, and something larger in the afternoon. Look for the results right here early next week.

I'm so excited about this -- I signed right up as soon as I heard about it. I've dabbled with collages but don't really know much about them. I'm anxious to learn about materials and techniques -- and get in there and start putting things together.

Peninsula Art Academy

National Collage Society

According to Gretchen, "Collage was the only new well defined visual art medium of the Twentieth century".

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Organizing My Studio; the "After" effects

Finally took some "after" photos. The change is so dramatic that I'm a little sorry that I didn't take some of the mess before. The "afters" don't look like much without anything to compare them to.

Ah, well. Photos aren't the important thing. The important thing is having cleaned up the mess and having made a comfortable place to work.

Oh. Work. Right. Yes, that is the point. I am starting to work, little by little, mostly on some new ACEOs. Look for some new posts soon -- hopefully this week.