I am interested in drawing people as they are living their lives. It's hard to get them in motion because they are walking, talking, shifting their positions every minute. So I take some photos instead and try to draw from those images. It's so interesting to me that no one really cares I'm taking their photo. My iPhone is so less noticeable than my Canon camera with a telephoto lens.
Looking at a photo also helps me see the relationship between people, their limbs, heads, feet, etc. I will sketch these people in my sketchbook tomorrow!
Artists' Book Cornucopia IX
If you have been reading my recent posts, you know I have been intrigued by book-making over the past year. I'm less inspired by binding techniques than I am by what is inside each book.
I think of these as little books as intimate, small works of art, as each spread or page is a unique image, made by me. Given my background in publishing, my past is just catching up with me in a different way.
I don't think mine are up to the standard of being juried into this exhibit but I just might have the audacity to enter one of them in this year's contest. If you have been making books too, or know another book artist, check out this call for entry. Alicia Bailey is a well-known and respected book artist herself and used to own gallery here in Denver.
Click here for the details.
Joyful Pages Playground
My friend, Judith Cassel-Mamet just published a wonderful workbook designed to spark your creativity and hone your artistic skills. This a workbook that accompanies her first book, Joyful Pages. I am already 1/2 way through doing all the fun suggestions for completing the pages and boy, am I having fun!!! You can order it here
And, if you haven't already bought her first book, you can buy both together. These are very inspirational and are wonderful gift to your friends who want to explore making art.
I was so excited to see that Asheville had buses that stopped at art venues. Until I found out that ART stood for Asheville Rapid Transit. ;-(
Judith and I had great fun making this video. Hope to see you in September!
Just finished teaching at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium in Asheville, NC. Normally, I don't get a chance to see much of the cities I teach in but this time, it was different.
I heard Asheville was a fabulous place — full of artists and creative people so I wanted to stay an extra day so I could explore and experience the ambiance. Luckily, the quilting guild ranged for me to have someone who could give me a tour after my last class and she took me for a drive to see the Biltmore Estates and the grounds. What a wonderful tour! She knew everything and shared the history and current activities at this beautiful place.
So, after working hard for 3 days, I had some down time and my spirit is renewed.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!