Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Projects Making Progress.

It is the first week 2017 and my art projects have continued, but I was not good at sharing them. One goal for this year is to post more often to show projects and some of the things that inspire me or topics I find interesting. In December I  took a bus trip to Chicago Field Museum to see a display of the "Terracotta Warriors". This exhibit will close on January 8th so I feel very fortunate that the NIU Art Museum arranged the bus trip.
Sherry with these two cool warriors from the Archaeological dig in China.  Terracotta Army

Where to begin? One very active area has been participating in Journal Workshops by Jenniebellie Art Journal Workshops  My samples of using text pages from old books in my art.
This one is a mixed media piece: White gesso on the page.Collage tree and "fussy cut" packages from designer paper  Later  image photocopied, trimmed for card front, embellished further by adding more packages with denominational spots to raise them up. To finish  I trimmed up the image, added glittery "washie" tape on the top and left corner, ball point pen for the background  then,tidied up with  more marker on the tree, topped with a shinny gold star  and used for a Christmas card .
 A set of floral images drawn and painted on the gesso pages. Then the face of a Queen of the Universe.