Thursday, September 12, 2013

At a Loss

Rest in peace, Cheri.
You will be missed.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Playing is Crucial for Artists

Goof off, and don't worry about the end result
Aside from creating artwork, I cannot think of anything much more important for an artist than PLAYING. Yes, you heard me...playtime. We have playdates for kids, and recreational time for grown-ups. We need set play days for artists!

Serendipity and maybe fate brought me back together recently which a group of artists I met when teaching my class Spirit Boxes, Sacred Vessels and Shrines for the very first time many, many years ago. These amazing women are now all accomplished artists, and I remain honored to know them. When one of the group was recently diagnosed with cancer, she requested that we re-form the artist group we had back in the day. These are the pictures from our first play day get together, where we played around with collage papers and paint. We were joined by another artist's sister, the fabulous Linda Lenart McNulty, and had us a time!

Fellow artists Gail Crum and Cheri Lenart Cann at play.

Jill Milenski finishes up her collage while Gail Crum searches her stash.

Old friends Jill and Cheri

No, Gail's not reading the newspaper. She is working with her collage papers!

Thanks for hosting, Cheri. Sending you love and light!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Speaking of Flying

The past several months I have been very busy with a design project for hire, which I can't tell you more about right now! In the meantime, though, here is a small collage I finished recently, Flying Man. It utilizes found paper, photo transfer images, hand printed cyanotype imagery on paper, hand made crystalline paper, all on a nice, heavy weight watercolor paper background. It sold recently, and has been shipped to the buyer, so I wanted to show you a picture of it while it was on my mind.

The new year is here, and I have high hopes for 2013. Hope it's a great year for you, as well. Here's to making lots of art this year. Get busy!

Flying Man, a collage by Gayle Pritchard