Right now I'm working on a few mixed media journals for a swap and have been poking around for inspiration, as I'm still not that great at incorporating fabric. One person who always inspires me is Lesley Riley, without whom I would probably have never heard about inkjet transfers. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration, but just slight. I love keeping up with the inkjet transfer group online. Lesley also has a new book out, which I haven't read yet, but just ordered!
Here's something I worked on this weekend. Like some of the recent digi-collages I've worked on, this was printed with ultrachrome inks onto a mixed media of clear emulsion and japanese washi paper treated with InkAid, then adhered to watercolor paper. It's on my etsy shop.
So what's happening in my studio today? Not much of anything. Sammy slipped behind the curtain to peek out at the little birds in the tree, waiting, I'm sure, for the first opportunity to lunge at them in the spring. She's definitely a hunter.
Usually I'm productive on Sundays but I've spent most of the day trying one thing or another and nothing seems to be coming together. I did happen to find two more gorgeous artist sites who will become part of my weekly blog/web visits. They are:
I'm really loving these digital collaged printed onto Japanese Washi paper and clear emulsion. They are so thin and translucent. For now I am adhering them to 140 lb. Arches watercolor paper, but am thinking of other ways to use them.
I thought I would mention these two Salem Arts Association events, as I am one of their newest members! One New Year's resolution down (to join) and many more to go!
The Camera: Art and Craft show is going on Feb. 12 - March 16 at the Winfisky Gallery at Salem State College, where I went to college and eventually taught. Sadly, the chairperson of my department, Sandra Fowler, recently passed away. She was a wonderful woman & always inspired me to take my skills further. It's always surprising to find people in your life who for some reason have more faith in you than you have in yourself. That's the kind of person Sandy was. I digress.
The Art by Association show is a collaboration between the Marblehead and Salem Arts Associations, and will be on display at the King Hooper Mansion in Marblehead, MA from Feb. 2 through Feb. 24.
I do not have a piece in either show as I just became a member last night (!) but am looking forward to future events.