Wow! So many things I want to talk about I am going to have to take notes and save them for future posts or else this entry is going to be super long. Before I jump full on into my artistic endeavors (of which there have been quite a few of lately) I want to share the little adventure I went on today…
My last appointment of the day left me in downtown historical Grove City, which is actually a really neat area. I am not often down that way when I get off work so I haven’t had much of a chance to explore yet. I kept seeing this cute little store called “Red Letter Journals” which advertises scrap-booking supplies and I have always wanted to stop in. So today I did and I have to stay it was really awesome. They had all sorts of supplies not just for scrap-bookers, but for mixed media artists as well. They had a large selection of specialty papers and all sorts of fun knick-knacks to add to your pages (or canvases as in my case). I could have probably spent a lot of money in there, good thing I left my wallet in the car!
What made it even better though was an organic food market in the same building called “Leafy Greens”. While a small store, it had a nice selection of organic and gluten free items. I got a chance to talk to the owner Chris Carney and she was really nice and very helpful. Next time I have my wallet I will definitely stop by and pick up some of their organic meat.
Here are links to both stores…
Now as far as what I have been up to art wise, it has been a very busy week! I am gearing up for the gallery opening this Saturday, which, for anyone interested, is at CS Galleries at 66 Parsons Ave in Olde Towne East Columbus from 8 to 11 PM. I am very excited to have 5 of my pieces in the show and up for sale. If I could sell any of them I think I will die and go to heaven a happy girl!
Meanwhile, they are going to be doing another open gallery next month so I wanted to have some stuff ready for that. Thus the Tarot series was born. While many artists have done it before me, it’s a new concept personally and I decided to recreate my own interpretations of various Tarot cards. I have always thought the cards were mysterious and beautiful and naturally a good choice for a series of small works. Here is what I have so far…
|The Emperor- Who is a wise and cautious leader. The scholarly picture seemed appropriate here.|
|Close up of his “BLING” ha ha.|
|Details of the stitching… I had fun with the settings on my sewing machine 🙂|
|Next we have the lovers, this is probably my favorite in the series so far…|
|Close up of the heart. It actually pops off the canvas for a 3D effect.|
|Last we have Temperance, which in the Tarot, refers to peace and balance, not necessarily abstinence from alcohol.|
|I came back to this one this morning because I didn’t like how the halo turned out (she is supposed to be an Angel). So with a little revision I ended up with this which I like much better.|
I also have 2-3 other new projects working right now, but this is getting long enough I will save those for another post. I will give you a hint though- one project involves luggage!
I try to post once if not twice a week so make sure to stop back frequently for new arty goodness 🙂