Friday, February 26, 2010

Ole dog learning new tricks

Down to the crunch with barely a day to spare. Tomorrow I must hand deliver submissions to a gallery in St Albert as the deadline is 5:00 p.m. It has been a whirlwind learning experience for me these last two days as I frustratingly spent them trying to figure out how to size images to burn to disc. Now my fingers are crossed for acceptance for a 2011 exhibition. I sure as heck hope I did it the right way. The disc is readable so I guess that counts for something. My daughter is back from Australia and I am anxious to see her. So looking forward to her arrival with her sweetie, who I promised to make ginger cookies for and my grand-puppy, who does not get cookies. We are going to have some art fun while she visits. I intend to play around with mono-printing.

I've been working on my submission for an Emmaus Art Group show coming up end of March in Calgary based on John 5, 22-24. I spent more than a month trying to wrap my head around the theme. I emailed members and was given input on what it means to them. I still floundered. Finally I decided to let the flow go and quit getting caught up in a literal translation. I decided to use photography as a collage and Gerald cut me some boards so I could build a shallow Retablos to affix the photos into. I sealed the plywood and printed off some proof images on scrap paper to see how my idea will work. I went looking for quality rag printing paper but it was too freaking expense so now have decided to see how the images will look printed on thin watercolor paper. I will post some images as I get far enough along to have something to show.
Hugs to all, one can never have enough.

2 comments:

Joanne said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you too! What fun to have so much on the go! i LOVE your photos of the tulips, Teresa! They show that there is beauty in almost anything if you are willing to look and find it. Your photography is wonderful - you capture special moments in time that many people miss! Have a fabulous visit with your daughter, her friend, and your granddogger. :-) (((hugs)))

teresa stieben said...

Thank you Joanne, I really thrive on variety in the arts.
I spend a lot of my time looking and appreciating.