The art order from Artists in Cellophane (Art-o-mat) arrived today!
|The art order arrived!|
|Stuff I got.|
This shipment's white boxes were packed inside of a larger box (they are usually bound together in a stack) -- and Twink and Bootsy were very glad about it...new cardboard to chew!
|Twink is a champion cardboard biter.|
|Look at those teefs!|
|I moved the box to the floor and Bootsy came by...|
|...Twink allowed Bootsy a couple of bites.|
I ordered several series/artists I haven't had before...along with a few favorites. I had to stop myself from opening more than two of the (new to me) Mark Bulwinkle fired terra cotta clay "paw prints". Man -- are they cool!!! (I just visited his website for the first time today -- oh geez -- I have another art obsession!)
|I had to stop myself from opening more than two boxes...at least eight will get into the machine at LIFT in Royal Oak!|
And I was able to snag ten of Crystal Mielcarek's "Cuties" -- AND -- I randomly got the one I liked the most from this series...the beet!!!
|Same thing goes for the Crystal Mielcarek "Cuties" -- luckily, my favorite was in this order (and I didn't even ask for it specifically -- how cool is that?!|
All of the Art-o-mat artwork that arrived got me all enthusiastic to get back down to work on my Animal People collages today. I actually did fifteen in one l-o-n-g afternoon...very unusual for me! Here are some photos of the ones I finished last night and today's progress. They are probably all going to still get phrases added to them...so I am not totally done with any of them yet.
|The Animal People collages from last night.|
|First short break time.|
|Sometimes the animal person is too large for the block, but most of the time the essence of what I liked about the head/body combination is still there if I crop it down.|
|What it looks like from the back.|
|Whew -- I am done for right now. Because it is still pretty early in the evening I will probably go back to doing some more tonight.|
Well...I did end up going back to work on the blocks. I started at around 11 and finally had to stop at right around 2. There were 20 of the first 50 to go and I just couldn't do anymore tonight.
|I selected Animal People to go on the last 20 of the first 50 (of 100) blocks.|
|I gave all of them their collage elements -- I had to cut quite a few new images. I ended up only getting 9 assembled before I just needed to stop for the night.|
|I stacked them all carefully into an Arto-shipping box and they will be safe until I can get back to them.|