I brought my art books, journals, mixed media and watercolor paintings to Three Arrows Gallery this week and here is a photo of my "shelves". I'm excited to join 45 other artists and makers in this new venture in the RiNo Art District of Denver. I have been working on making these artist books and paintings for the last two years but have never made them available to the public. I have no idea if anyone wants to buy my work but I guess we shall see! Everything is an original and one-of-a-kind. And affordable!
Opening day is Friday, May 6, 2022 from 10am-6pm. If you find yourself in Denver, I hope to see you there. I'll be attending the opening from 11am-12pm. The address is 2605 Larimer Street.
Great place to visit for last minute Mother's Day gifts!
I was commissioned to make a large fiber art piece for installation at the new Denver Health building 2 years ago. Because of Covid restrictions, I haven't seen it hanging on the wall. But now that these restrictions have been lifted, I will have a chance to see my work in person. (Hopefully, without the plastic covered chairs!)
I had a wonderful time creating these pieces (spanning 12 feet by 3 feet) because I learned so much about the history of Denver. One of the phrases on these pieces is "hop alley". A tribute to the Chinatown of Denver before it was destroyed. Our mayor, Michael Hancock recently apologized for this massacre.
Quilting and fiber art are a wonderful way to explore story-telling. I am happy to be able to tell my stories using these mediums.
This week, I'm organizing the art books I want to sell in the Three Arrows Gallery, opening in May. This is one of my "junk journals" I'm adding to the inventory. I usually make several in the same series and will keep one of them in my own collection to remind me what I made. It is hard to price these artist books since each one takes so many hours to make, not counting how long it took to make all the papers and inserts inside.
Whatever. I'm just happy to get them into someone's hands that loves them. Or gives one as a gift to a special friend. From my hand to yours.
Many artists try to figure out how other artists create their unique work.
Dan Tirels made a video demonstrating Andy Warhol's "Blotted Line" technique. I loved this idea and made several pieces in my studio today. I am letting them dry overnight before adding color but I thought I would share this with you so you could have some fun this week.
In short, you draw something on paper, attach some tracing paper to it on the left side, then put some "art paper" on the right to receive the ink. You use a pen and ink to draw over the drawing and flip the tracing paper over to transfer the ink.
Heck. Just watch the video.
It's fun and I love the results.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!