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.


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.