This is the poster to look for that has this chair on it to make sure you get directions to the auction in Portage du Fort QC. this coming Saturday….there are over 40 beautiful chairs on auction created byy artists here to support the ongoing Pontiac School of the Arts
So much happened this summer that was quite thrilling for me. I taught art, sold art, shared ideas about art created art to donate for fundraisers and individuals, displayed art in new venues and got a 150 cc two wheel step-through to scoot about the island! How great is that?
I have finally completed the original style floor cloth that I began creating this winter. I am so pleased with the way they turned out. This one is just small….2′ x 3’…note there is no need for a hem when you apply several coats of paint.
It has been a wild spring so far. Lots of art involvements….Art Battle….new floor coverings created by lovely volunteer artists to grace the floors of our Stone School Gallery stairwell landings….the second one is on the way! Creating a fabulous chair for the Art Chair Auction coming in the fall. I’ll be giving several art courses this summer in the studio on the island. Will be great fun!
Several artists art taking part again this year in a display of creativity….what can be created from a jute coffee bean bag….come see…it will be fun! We call it “Beyond the Bag….Au dela du sac” Where? Art Brulant”….305-f Main Street,Shawville Quebec.
Art you can walk on….Saturday at Jelly Massee’s gallery Art Gallery and Studio now open in the Pembroke Mews, 142 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke, Ontario
This is the beginning of a practice for a small barn quilt square that I worked on this winter.
I have started two smaller studies of the beets and this time have used a dark canvas, 12 x 12 inches. I traces my drawings onto the base coated canvases. I began by whiting in the leaves, adding a little yellow and began the buildup of greens. Then the reds were added to the beets and veins .
Then I added the red which will be worked over thoroughly till I am satisfied with the look.
This is my new theme….. from my summer garden last year. I began by drawing it out with chalk, right on the canvas. Then I started to add colour.
My art works are now moving from the floor to the wall….for those who would tell me ….”I can’t walk on that…”
I will continue to post the progress and shape that this canvas takes.
Here are my ideas for this year….
This is the year to “join order and charm”
This is the year to “Be who I am”
My creativity is born “where darkness and light meet”
Give myself permission to market myself
Create a balance in my art life
I am really big on balance, I need it and need to remind myself of it always.
Diamonds… the diamonds are actually squares and I now have to decide what will finish one off and how I will approach the larger diamonds. They are both approximately 24 X 35 inches and this may change by a few inches as the design somehow created an imbalance from length to width remaining for a border. I will not trim the floor cloth until the design is done in future. Having trimmed it first does not allow me to obtain the size I had intended.