I am very happy that I’ve had some time this summer to work on some artistic projects. Especially the book of poetry that I had hoped to publish last fall. I got distracted. So I made two, handmade versions for my friends Elizabeth and Mollie’s shared birthday. It’s collage and a little rough around the edges but it’s out there in the world in some form. Which will make it easier to make a more finished version.
Mr. Andrew and I also spent the long weekend at Craig and Elizabeth’s retreat. It’s on an island making it a good place to make art using found materials. Good friends and isolation from the outside world is great for cereativity. Here are some arts that I made.
I saw a rock that looked like it needed a face. The chalky parts were made by scraping it with another rock. The green colour was provided by leaves. The red from wild berries. I fixed the pigments with wax from spent teal lights. I call it “Pretty Lady” after a Kids in the Hall sketch, in which middle aged housewife Fran says she’ll go mad and rub berries on her cheeks to look pretty.
I also made this mobile out of shell casings that I found. It fell apart pretty quickly… the twig that I used to hang them from was too fragile. I called it “Your Name Here.”
And finally, I made a little pocket face with some granite, scratchings and wax.