Monday, November 19, 2007

Gallery Stroll

Bring your coffee. We're going to Redtree gallery. I posted a short post a week or so ago mentioning that I had some pieces "out there" which means out of my house and off of my studio table.

It's nice to see my pieces in a new space especially a space as charming as this one. I have had art in galleries and storefronts in the past, but went on a several year hiatus of sorts. I'm still deciding on ways to "package" my art. For now, I'm happy that pieces of me are hanging around.

The pieces to right are two of my Soul Folks. The top is titled "Inner Child". This Soul Folk's message is, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." -Pablo Picasso. The piece below it is titled "Artist at Heart". His message is, "He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist." -St. Francis of Assisi.

The art hanging over those cute, cute purses (the more I stare at them the more I want) is titled "The Wedding Cup." I incorporated a photo of my great grandparents on their wedding day along with a favorite quote by Ogden Nash. "To keep your marriage brimming, with love from the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it, whenever you're right, shut up." Funny and true and so, so, SO hard for me to do especially the "shutting up" part.

I talked about the 50s housewife "Enough About Me" a few posts ago. The piece below it is titled "Mixing It Up". That's me in the 1970s. I had a great time incorporating some of my mom's recipes as a layer and attaching an old estate sale spoon to the side. The thing about these collage pieces is that they are layer upon layer so they can best be appreciated in person. You can't see those details here.

Are you ready for a coffee refill? Today, I'm working on material for another show along with finishing up some design work and throwing in a few loads of laundry. My day is most productive when I "mix it up".
Happy Monday. It's a short week with that thanksgiving feast to look forward too.

1 comment:

Susan Hines-Brigger said...

I love the new pieces and hope to be able to go see them. In the meantime, keep "mixing it up"--it's fun to watch.