Friday, July 31, 2009
If you don't know who Traci Bunkers is, you must check her out. You should especially look at her latest blog post, because I LOVE it! She just finished writing a book, so she dressed in a special outfit and took a self-portrait. I only hope to have such a great outfit when I finish writing my first book! Look for yourself right here!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Steve Tomashek at the fair.
(Not sure why, but this picture didn't get placed in the correct spot in this post. Please read on to see more info and photos below).
Art Fair at St. Kate's
love these colorful banners
isn't this button idea clever? all jewelry and belts, etc. were made out of buttons!
I loved this display at Steve Tomashek's booth. I bought a little yellow bird.
I chatted with Steve briefly and he was really nice. When I asked him if he was inspired by folk art, he said that he'd been carving since he was a little kid. He thought about becoming a cartoonist when he was younger, but also was interested in folk art when he learned about it in school. He has now sort of combined the two. His work was witty, colorful, and fun! Check out his website.
Steve's booth at the fair.
I went to the fair just for this woman's work.
Gena Ollendieck in her booth at the fair.
Gena makes leather bound journals, photo albums, and mixed media assemblages.
Love the ORANGE heart!
Gena uses all kinds of metal scraps, elements of nature, and old photos in her work.
I think the old silverware looks so cool!
cicada n: a stout-bodied insect related to the aphids that has a wide blunt head and large transparent wings
dragonfly n: any of a group of large harmless 4-winged insects
I thought the dragonfly flew on my head, but it did not.
The kitty has the cicada!
Incredible yellow flower
Me by the turtle fountain
I love the green grass and blue sky days
I loved the lines these plants created mixed with the circle shapes of the flower tops and leaves
Purple and orange are really a great combination
Can you spy the bumblebee?
Can't you just touch this one? Soooo fuzzy!
This texture was amazing. I'm so glad I am able to show you.
So beautiful. Again, loved the lines and circles!
Orange and blue
The fountain at the rose gardens
Red roses and shadow
Red roses and sky
Flower garden goodness
Where is that bug's head?
Beware of the monster of the lake!!!!
As I was leaving work, I saw a red fox. Sooo amazing to see one so close up!
The red fox is itchy.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
As recommended by Misty Mawn, I am posting some self-portraits today!
I love the orange colors in this wood!
Outside at sunset before the rain.
Fast, happy kitty outside tonight.
She climbed her first real tree!
We love each other!
State Park goodness. Love sunset skies.
Monday, July 20, 2009
This recent book for the altered round robin really cracked me up. It was retitled by the artist "Through the Keyhole: Travels Within". (MaryAnne Bloom was the clever artist who thought of this theme for her round robin book). Anyway, there were a couple of pages in the real book about taboos in the American culture. One is the "nakedness taboo". There was info on nudist camps. The book explains how the people who attend them are really not that unusual; they've just become comfortable breaking the "nakedness taboo" of the culture. All other taboos are in place, such as inappropriate touching and display of the body. Any behavior such as this would result in expulsion from the nudist camp.
I thought it was amusing when the book said that newcomers are not impacted by the nudity around them; they notice more their lack of pockets!