This morning started off with Bootsy modelling my Keeper of Secrets plaster cloth snake guy.
Then I made a run to Detroit -- Detroit Artists Market is having an open call for art called "If You Build It, They Will Come" -- you get to choose five pieces of wood and then decide what you'd like to do with it...2D, 3D, incorporate it into a painting, collage, etc...make a sculpture...as long as it is no larger than 24" x 24" it is up to you how you use the wood.
|Arriving at the back entrance to DAM.|
|The area where you choose your five pieces of wood.|
|I brought a bag for my five pieces of wood...I had no idea what sizes would be available.|
|Here are the five pieces I brought home.|
|I feel very lucky to have found two matching sections (although they are not the same length) of wood that have a deep split in them...all I need to do is pull them apart -- instant arms/legs for a creature -- no sawing needed!|
Then I checked my email late today and was absolutely thrilled and delighted to get the jury selected results for the 2014 Members Biennial Exhibition at Paint Creek Center for the Arts. I am so excited -- I submitted 5 pieces for consideration -- one 3D piece (Djubi) and two 2D pieces (Time for a Nap, Creatura Lupus Ursus) were accepted!
Now I need to figure out how to finish the frame for Creatura Lupus Ursus. It is fairly chewed up so I am planning on covering it in nice paper(s) and then sealing it with matte varnish.
|Creatura Lupus Ursus -- and the frame that came with the canvas.|
|The frame is pretty chewed up all the way around.|
|I was thinking one of these papers might work...|
|...but then they seemed a little too stark...this paper is used in the collage...maybe I can continue it onto the frame and darken it a bit with ink or paint or chalks or something.|
This will take a day or so to think about...or maybe I will just "have" to make a trip to Ann Arbor to Hollanders in Ann Arbor for some new papers -- hmmm...