Monday, March 30, 2009
These are photos from the recent production of On The Verge, produced by Middlebury Actors Workshop, that I had the opportunity to costume. I hadn't designed costumes for a "traditional" stage play in a few years, so this experience was a nice chance of pace.
Thanks so much to Stephan Golux, the show's director, for these wonderful shots.
All photos Copyright © 2009 Stephan Golux
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Come and play as we giving new life to the page.
This introductory workshop will teach you the basic skills you need to create your own altered book and offers an opportunity to explore your muse and to give new life to a discarded object.
1 or 2 old hardcover books- something that fits comfortably in your hand. Spine should be in good condition, inside and out
Uhu glue stick (or similar acid free brand)
Golden Regular Gel Medium (Matte)
Clear Liquid Nails or similar heavy duty glue (like E600)
PVA glue (optional)
Double sided tape
Cutting tools: Scissors
Utility knife/craft knife with new blades
Hole punch (optional)
Bonefolder or old credit card (for smoothing sheets)
Assorted favorite paints and glazes (I really like Golden products)
Embellishments (such as)
Buttons and beads
Old paper and other ephemera
Assorted images and old photos for collage
Rubber stamping materials
Other Optional supplies to bring if you have them
Texturing materials (waxed paper, aluminum foil, sponges, bubble wrap)
The Seminary Art Center offers: ceramic courses & private lessons; mixed media courses & workshops; art themed parties; local artists art gallery; retail sales. Formerly Schoolhouse Pottery of Moscow. This beautiful building is the one remaining of three built in the 1800's to be the Green Mountain Seminary. It has been historically and beautifully rehabilitated.
The sun is out and the day is new-
After a week of stress and worry-
it's time to start fresh and move forward
New things to come with glimmering prize, keep your eyes peeled! Good things are on the horizon!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
2009 marks the 400th anniversary of French explorer, Samuel de Champlain discovering the lake that now bears his name. The year long celebration has many events planned for people to celebrate the Lake, the People and the Land surrounding it.
The Book Arts Guild of VT is creating a 4x4 flag book to help commemorate the event- So members are challenge to create 3 pages representing the Lake, the Land and the People. Burlington City Arts is sponsoring a juried fine art festival on the Burlington Waterfront. The festival is open to artist who's primary residence and live within 100 miles of the lake.
There will be all sorts of other interesting heritage festivals and events. But I am super excited about the Art possibilities! I'm shooting to get my 4x4 pages done by the end of the month and enter for the juried show.
I also was contacted today, but the lovely and fair Minyele Glogowski, of Nook & Cranny Gift Shop. She and her mom have a seasonal B&M shop up in the islands. They are going to be expanding their product line and taking some of my pieces on consignment. I've got a bunch of nautical altered pieces planned to go along with the whole Lake Champlain celebration. (check back to see what I come up with.) Seems to me this summer is full of possibilities!
I just want to thank a good friend of mine, Jodi Ohl, for helping me to change my POV this week and think about all the possibilities that are out there! There are immensely good things on the horizon.
Thanks, Jodi! You're the best!
Monday, March 9, 2009
|1.||an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.|
|2.||something inspired, as an idea.|
|3.||a result of inspired activity.|
|4.||a thing or person that inspires.|
|6.||the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.|
|7.||the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.|
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.
Cite This Source
Someone, who is quite inspiring to me, reminded me today of the temples I have visited in the far east. Every time I travel to Asia, I always make time to see a temple (or two, or three.) It helps me to refocus on the things that are important and break away from the stress involved in 9-5 job. Which when I travel to Asia is no longer a 9-5 job, it's somewhat all consuming, but you know what I mean.
Buddhist temples are filled with the most awe inspiring works of art. Devotions to the many aspects of Buddha in bounty of colors and imagery. So, as I am seeking inspiration, I find myself going back through old photos. I am finding it in "many hands." It leads me back to the citation #5 above. Where do you find inspiration. Do you pull from your memory? From song? What inspires you? Some times the simplest things can have the most power.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
For the month of March take advance of these great deals-
All items $50 or more have free shipping
Take $30 off the following assemblage pieces:
Sewing up rents: was $125 now $95
Welcome to Mantown: was $125 now $95
Messenger of Truth, altered book: was $179 now $149
2 for special on all 2x2" slide mount magnets
buy 1 at regular price of $8.50 or save $3 when you buy 2 for $14.
Stop by my Etsy shop and say hi! It would be great to have some visitors.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
10:30 am- 4:30 pm
$40 fee for class-
email me or contact ARTIST'S MEDIUM 1-802-879-1236