A finished Altar Drawing/Collage made with Gel Pens and Paper
The Process – Going from finished to the start
Can you guess how these design elements for collage were made?
Here are some scenes from yesterday’s opening at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery. Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us. We were too busy enjoying the company of friends and family to get many photos of the show, or any of us! It was great fun, and thanks to Julie Farrell, the Director for the thoughtful and creative ways she displayed our work.
On the work table are some collages that will be turned into ATC’s Artist Trading Cards for a visit to Artistic Artifacts where artists trade these fun little 2.5″ x 3″ artworks. I’ve sewn together papers, watercolors, fabric and some shiny radiance papers which are then cut down to ATC size. It’s a good way to ‘mass produce’ a lot of little collages.
Here they are finished. The photo of the girl is from my old tintype collection.
I found the tiniest little gold star beads at a small local bead shop. I sewed them onto this 6″ x 6″ piece that is part of the series of nine that I’m making for the November show at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery. The girl is from my collection of very old photographs. The dress, which looks like metal, is a wonderful material that is no longer available for purchase. It’s a plastic material that feels like cloth called Radiance Papers. It’s one of those things that I have in my studio that I’m reluctant to use, because it can’t be replaced, but I’m working on letting go of these type of things. I think she deserves her dress of gold. And I hope she has many wishes granted by those stars.
The four person show promises to be a good one.
Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov. 6, 1:30-3:30pm
Exhibitions are open to the public; entry is free.
Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thurs.: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Official Holidays
Located in Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, Md. 20851
The photos give you an idea but this piece needs to be seen in person. Please come to my show at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville, MD, Opening November 6th, 2016.
The felted background is made from Tibetan Yak Roving which is incredibly soft. The girl’s image was transferred onto a light green felt. The beads are Gold Delica and Christmas beads. Added to the felt are ribbons plus some of my hand dyed organza silk and cottons. The piece is approximately 10″ x 15″; it widens towards the bottom.
Please come to my show at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville, MD, Opening November 6th, 2016 to see this piece and others in person. Follow this blog for more details and photos as the time approaches.