I have been laid up in bed since January 20th with the flu. I spent over a week in bed with over 102 degree temperature and could not do anything but sleep. It is now three weeks later and I am still recovering.
But the flu couldn't stop me from making a few new pieces. Actually I had to get these finished because the deadlines for shows and submission are happening next week.
I finished this painting while I was still in bed, but I just loved how he turned out, so I had to share!
I also finished my piece for the O-Face Show in Portland on Valentines Day. I started by casting my face in plaster. It was pretty hard because I was still sick and did not have a lot of patience. Over the next few days I cut out hundreds of flower photos and illustrations from the stack of seed catalogs Heather and I had accumulated. Then I decoupaged the little scraps all over the cast and mounted it to the panel. After covering the entire panel with flowers, I used some white vellum to make a layered paper cut. It was incredibly difficult to get that paper cut to lay down so I could glue it on. But I did it, and I am so happy with the results. I can't wait to show you the finished piece at the show!
When: February 14, 2015 7PM to 11PM
Where: Lightbox Kulturhaus
The last piece I am working on is for the Collage Scrap Exchange. I had to mail an envelope full of scraps to another participant and they mailed one to me. My "partner" was from Australia, so I got some pretty interesting scraps. The theme for this show is "New Landscapes" so I decided to do a double landscape. There is a checkerboard on one end and mountains on the other. It is kind of busy and complicated, but would you expect anything less? I just have to scan it and submit it before next week. Cross your fingers. I hope I win the contest.
I am going to post some of my experiments and thoughts. It can be anything from photography to art to mycology