Sunday, August 31, 2008

Director’s Choice: FIBER

The Lakeland Fine Arts Gallery is hosting “Director’s Choice: FIBER” in the Fine Arts Gallery.

September 2 - October 16, 2008
Artist Reception: Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 • 7-9 pm • Building D, 1st Floor


Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH 44094-5198


Exhibiting Artists:
Carol Adams
Benita Cullinan
Justin D’Errico
Marsha Dingeldein
Jennifer Liston Dykema
Christine French
Susanne Gregg
Rebekah Hodous
Melanie Kimmel
Mara Lavitt
Anne Maiden
Jacquelyn Moravcik
Alicia Ross
Katherine Graham Sarlson
Christina Selvey Urbas
Mary Urbas
Meaghan Weidner
Martha Young


For more information, visit the Lakeland Community College web site:

http://www2.lakelandcc.edu/nora/events/iuser/news/newsmore.asp?ID=1269

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Options for Journals


Journals are now available in 4 paper styles: blank, lined, dot grid, and task journal.

Pick your favorite cover and your favorite paper style, and your fantastic journal will be on your doorstep in a matter of days!

Select a journal and look for the "paper" drop down.

Visit http://www.lifeneedsart.com/ and click the "Gift Shop" link, or go straight to the journals.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stargazer, 4 x 6



Acrylics and black and brown pen on paper, 4 x 6 inches. Started as a pen doodle, but needed some color. And I liked those vertical strips on either side. They added a nice break from the swirling energy.



Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Work in Progress: Spring Collage, Continued





The spring collage is going in a whole new direction. After looking at that clematis flower for weeks and loving it, I've decided to superimpose it on this collage. The flower will be transparent so that parts of the background show through.

The collage has a lot of floral elements -- those are stargazer lilies in the upper right quadrant (that vertical block) and a field of tulips in the lower right. That dark band through the center left is a horizon line with trees.

So I'm working through the color scheme to make the clematis colors mesh with the background. But it should be very interesting when done.

At this point, it's about 50% complete.

View previous posts:

http://lifeneedsart.blogspot.com/2008/06/work-in-progress-spring-collage.html

http://lifeneedsart.blogspot.com/2008/03/work-in-progress-spring-collage.html

Monday, August 18, 2008

Technology in the Arts National Conference

Technology in the Arts is a national conference held in Pittsburgh, PA on October 9-11, 2008. The conference gives participants the opportunity to discuss best practices as well as lessons learned, provide hands-on training, and examine new potential uses for technology in the arts.

For more information visit www.TechnologyintheArts.org

Work in Progress: Small Mandala, Continued



The small mandala turned up again. It definitely has a mind of its own and periodically goes missing. I set it down exactly where it should be, and next time I go looking for it, it's not there. Can't figure that one out.

At any rate, I'm making progress. Added some paint layers and collage elements. Compare to the first post:

http://lifeneedsart.blogspot.com/2008/02/work-in-progress-small-mandala.html

I estimate it's about 70% complete.