World Art Drop Day started a few years ago and last year, I participated for the first time. It was really special.
I left a small piece of my art in Denver and a Denverite found it. She started talking to a couple nearby who were tourists, visiting from Europe. In the end, she gave them my art and they took it back home. I didn't see any of this but received a couple of emails from them and they all said that discovering my art made their day really special.
So I'm doing it again!
World Art Drop Day is the first Tuesday of September. Follow at #artdropday.
I will be leaving a small piece of Stupendous Stitching at this famous building in a beautiful Denver Park before 10am on September 6th. If you live in the Denver area and want to have a fun day tracking down FREE art — find this pavilion and start there! Who knows, you might find a piece of my art. And, if you do, please email me and let me know you are the lucky recipient!
Today was the closing reception for my mentoring students. It's always sad to take down a show because I have loved being surrounded by their creativity as I work on my own pieces.
But I wanted to give kudos to these three artists.
They spent 8 hours with me over the past 5 months, learning how to market their work. They don't teach these skills in MFA programs and it's hard to learn by yourself. My mentoring program has given me much satisfaction over the past 3 years as I watch the artists I have worked with become successful. As all teachers know, seeing people with confidence in themselves "I can do this!" is the ultimate reward!
Mixing blue with red make purple. Right? The answer is sometimes. Depends on the exact blue and red you use. It also depends on the percentage of each color you use to achieve the exact color you are looking for.
This is an example of how two different blues and two different reds can produce very different colors when mixed together in different proportions. I'm using watercolors here but you could do the same thing with oils and acrylics. I could spend the whole day exploring this topic. Because the study of color is really infinite.
As a fiber artist, I use fabrics and threads that are manufactured by companies — not created by me — but understanding why adding a brown, blue-green, or rust to a piece I'm making with red and blue fabrics can make a pleasing combination, can give me a new perspective on how to use color to make good art.
Think I'll spend tomorrow seeing what combining yellow and red will produce! (Yes, the simple answer is orange but I bet I will find some interesting surprises!)