Every ten years the Minneapolis Institute of Art holds a unique art exhibit. This exhibit is open to any and all people in the State of Minnesota who wish to submit something they have created to be displayed as part of this particular Art Exhibit. It's called "A Foot in the Door". I found out about it late in the afternoon the day before the deadline. I stayed up all night after my drawing class and created 2 wine bottle pieces to submit. I got to the designated line at the M.I.A only to find out that they were no longer taking submissions and that the quota allowed for the show had been filled within roughly a hour of the opening time on the deadline day. So, in the mean time, I will continue to create and perfect my pieces so that when another 10 years rolls by I'm better prepared and ready to submit a piece of work on day 1 of the submission acceptance.
This was the third ATC I made earlier this year. I love this little girl in her dress robe. This little girl is part of a clear rubber stamp set I have. I used a metallic black ink to stamp her image onto pieces of craft paper. I then embossed the stamped images with a clear embossing powder for her head and face then I used a clear sparkled embossing powder for the dress portion. I cut the head and dress from their stamped sheets and attached them as so. The background is a piece of scrapbooking craft paper with a tree sticker placed on it. I then layered the film negative transparency over the background with the tree. Over top the tree image showing through the film negative I used a silver floral image that is a rub-on. Lastly I placed the happy little girl as the top layer to the whole card.
I also found this beautiful image of this young girl. This was ATC #2 I made. She looked as she has an old soul of a gypsy artist. Same as the princess below I used metallic colored pencils to give her some color and flare. I also used a ribbon across the top as part of her mixed background along with craft paper. The guitar is a sticker from my scrapbooking stuff. The word "dream" is a rub-on also used from my scrapbooking.
The first of three ATC's I made earlier this year. I found this vintage image of this girl and just felt drawn to her. I thought it would be fun to give her a pet and deck her out with a crown and a fancy ribbon collar for her kitty. This card was created with craft paper, a printed black & white back ground and with printed free photo images found online. I additionally used metallic colored pencils, ribbon, and stick on gems to complete her look.
I also found this beautiful image of this young girl. She looked as she has an old soul of a gypsy artist. Same as above I used metallic colored pencils to give her some color and flare. I also used a ribbon across the top as part of her mixed background. The guitar is a sticker from my scrapbooking stuff. The word "dream" is a rub-on also used from my scrapbooking
I was looking at my blogging profile and noticed I haven't posted on this side lately. I'm done with my drawing class and let's just say I'm not surprised with the grade I received. I'm not proud of it either but at least I tried and passed. My Photography class at school is going wonderfully and I anticipate a much better grade in that particular class. As for creating art at home? Well.... I haven't done anything recently (in the last month or so). I will attach pictures of three ATC's I made and two Altered or "decorated" wine bottles I did early this year in February. I have been looking long and hard at a blank canvas and heavy body acrylics that seem to be calling my name lately. I may just have to put on some music, drink some wine and let the brushes flow. I'm looking to paint a unique background or "underground" for my final photo assignment. I have this large clear coffee mug recently purchased for this project that I intend to fill with coffee beans. I would like to create a painted background to place underneath the coffee bean filled mug and shoot photos of it as a cover piece to my final project for class. I have proposed shooting as my final project a people and interior decour study of the various coffee shops here in the Twin Cities. I of course feel obligated to visit the 3 major "Chain" coffee shops however I prefer to spend my time in the vastly diverse amount of quaint, kitschy, cozy, random, quirky, colorful, independent, and very eclectic local coffee shops. I look forward to shooting lots of film and will at some point scan in various photos from my past and current assignments.