I am getting back into the mail art game and I am pleased at how this turned out. It's too bad you can't see the sparkle on the water colored background but you can't have everything. Overall it turned out well and I was able to use quite a few pictures that I took as collage elements. Her belt is the back of an underwater hippo. I sealed everything with gel medium so hopefully it made it safe. I wish more people would address the best way to seal mixed media artwork for mail art. I have several rolls for Scotch brand packing tape and contact paper for big wrapping jobs. I want to finish up my rain journal by the end of the week. It's going to rain again next weekend so I have that to look forward too. I'm wondering where my rain boots are but I have a backup pair of keen boots that are serving me quite well but alas they are not red with flowers.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Pail from the hardware store. Stack items by order of use. I rarely use gesso so it goes on the bottom. Add paper to build up the bottom and stack bottles on top. I have several identical tubs of matte medium so I label them all on the top. One bucket is for liquid acrylics and the other is for adhesives.
I wish I had a picture to show but I finally made it into the Tara Donavon show at the MCASD in downtown San Diego. Google her images and get blown away. The pieces are giant so the bigger you can see them the better. It's only a hop and a jump from my place and the museum stayed open till 10 pm. At 3pm the line was wrapped around the corner so I came back at 7 and took a twirl. She does the most amazing things with cups and straws that sound silly when I write about them but amazing to see in person. I was looking at an old issue of Selvedge and they had an article about her work so I was pleasantly surprised to see her work in print and in person in the same week. I do have a post card that I will work into my journal and I'll take pictures of it once the rain journal is done. If you don't like the rain make a whole journal about it so you can embrace it.
My friends hosted a fun Valentine's weekend so I made a shirt to commemorate the experience. It was really funny because we were sitting in a bar/restaurant in West Hollywood, Los Angeles and I was like did you see my shirt. My friend almost fell out of his chair (15+ years of knowing each other and we can still catch each other off guard). It was a whirlwind weekend with hanging out, a wedding( insert me crying like a dork),falling in love with the best dog in the world, getting lost on the way to the Rose Bowl and just talking late into the night.