I realize I have been MIA- missing in art I like to call it- lately. Between teaching classes and kids home on spring break and fighting with my depression I have not posted much of my work lately.
So- good news- I have been working! Just finished these today.
This little piece was the 3-D challenge from last month's Art Retreat. Again it's an up cycled item that I picked up at my local thrift store. Using the papers I designed in the gelatin printing session of the retreat, some sea shells and a few clay fish beads I created this treasure chest fir for any mermaid! This box measures about 3" x 5" and the drawer pulls out. Sorry this picture washed out a little on me.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
I participate in Artsonia- the world's largest online art museum of children's artwork. I teach over 60 kids in the studio from Pre-K through high school. This week two of my students have been nominated for "Artist of the Week" Please take a moment and go vote for them. Thanks!
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
I am participating in a great blog event called "Pay it Forward 2011". I heard about it from Cricket at Gypsea Nurse and I just knew I needed to be a part of it. Here is the deal:
The first 5 people who comment on this post will receive a gift handmade by me, Laura of artworks-and-beads. In return, you must write a blog post explaining Pay It Forward 2011 and send your first 5 commenters a gift handmade by you. It's a great way to make new friends and spread some handmade love around Blogland. With all of the talent that abounds around here, it should be a very fun time. No rush to send them out today or even tomorrow, but do make sure you send them out.
"It's not the size of the item that matters, but the spirit of paying it forward."
"I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well."