The Lapeer Art Association's Spring Show ended this past Saturday. None of my work sold this time, which is fine. I was very happy that my grandkids were able to visit while the exhibit was still up. They love visiting the gallery. And they got to see my bench too.
Dang these kids are so precious.
I couldn't stay away from the paints for very long. I did manage to knock out a few small sewing projects: finished the binding on a quilt (long overdue), and made a multi-pocketed tote bag and a simple little purse. Then I realized the new tote back turned out just a little smaller than my old one so I started another one ... when the art withdrawals started. I tried to get my fix with a couple small doodle-art pieces, then went back to work on Tote #2. And then I realized one piece of the lining was sewn in backwards .... ugh ... do I leave it or take it apart and fix it?
At this point, I JUST NEEDED TO SLOP SOME PAINT AROUND.
So I did. Grabbed my remaining blank canvas panel, and 2 tubes of paint that really needed to get used up before they dry out (a green and a yellow), and commenced to swirling them about on the canvas. As often happens, an image began to emerge .... a curled up female figure ... so I began to define the shape ... 2 days later, I named her "Ivy."
Every painting seems to spur other ideas, and I quickly decided Ivy needed a friend or two. Which of course meant I had to buy more canvases. Currently "Rose" is in progress, and when I finish her I will create "Violet." Unless I take another break and finish sewing the tote bag first.
Weird, busy, nerve-wracking day.
For a little de-stressing break, I escaped to Krazy Dad's Kaleido-land for a bit. I haven't visited in a while. Forgot how addicting it can be.
Check it out.
Here are just a few of my results, using images of my own artwork.
Seriously, seriously addicting.
I think I need to take a little break from painting and drawing. My art supplies and in-progress and finished works have long since taken over my sewing room and have proceeded to take over about half my house. After the Art on Nepessing Street art fair I kept my finished pieces packed up in several fairly large boxes, but that only helped a little bit. I still have art stuff all over and not enough room to store everything. When I try to tuck the art supplies away enough to pull the sewing machine out and whip out a quick sewing project or two, I end up tripping over things just in turning around. Something has to give.