Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day of the Dead

I just now finished my three pieces for Dias De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead at Guardino Gallery  2939 NE Alberta St. Portland.The reception is Oct 28 from 6:00- 9:00 pm.The show will be up till Nov21 but you will want to come opening night for all the fun.
This piece is Saint Cecilia she is the patron saint of musicians, the main body of the piece is made from an old accordion. The bellows are yellow and lean out from the wall, Cecilia is painted on canvas in the back and on the front  I framed it with molding.

This next ones title is "Religion on the Level"
It is a wire and clay sculpture that is mounted on an old level- yes I'm sorry I couldn't help it.
I love his peaceful face.
 And this one I'm not sure what to call her I have till Monday to come up with something.
I did find out I don't like making sculls and trying to work them into my art, I didn't know that about myself because I love all the day of the dead stuff I see everyone else make,hmmm maybe next year.
I hope many of you can come to the opening night it really is a party.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


 I have a giveaway at the Portland Art Collectives blog. All you need to do is follow the link over to that blog and leave a comment to enter to win the most wonderful little chandelier glass journal.
 They are fun and make a great gift. Journaling made easy you don't have to write much.
Good Luck!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Third installment-Your Personal Santos-

Last but not least was the Santos class on Monday. Oh my goodness the beautiful Santos that came out off this class were incredible.

It started out a bit brutal getting our heads ready but soon enough we are modeling a new head with clay.

Next came the paint and clothes, lace, beads and the best little items any one would love to own. We were able to all sit facing each other and that made for inspiration and conversation.

One by one the Santos personality's emerged.

I'm sad I didn't get a photo of every Santos because each one was great.
 I made many new friends this week, something wonderful happens when like minded women create together.
I would love to see the Santos with all the little details sewn on so if you have a photo please send it to me and I will post it, thanks.

A special thank you to Destree for helping us with the class sign in and all her wonderful photos.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

“Can I do that Michelangelo” installment #2

Thursday was “Can I do that Michelangelo” a wire and clay sculpture class. Boy was that fun and the art the class made was fabulous. This smile sums it up for me the entire day was like that. Unfortunately the wire is hard to photograph but my Aunt Talie who made the long drive from The Dalles to help me for the day did a great job. It was so nice having her that day to sign in everyone, hand out materials, take photos and as always being the best cheer leader on the planet, thank you A. Talie. 

her wings will be filled in later

 I think for the next class I will bring a black back drop for the photos because the sculptures are fun to see, they all did such a good job.

Tomorrow the Santos class...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

installment #1 “Yes I want that drill press and more…” at Art & Soul

 I see the benefit of blogging as you go because I have so many stories and photos that I would love to share with everyone, I think I will try to make several posts in the next few days to cover as much as possible.

 I headed for Portland last Tue the 5th and spent the night with my friend Suzanne in Vancouver she put me up for several nights and the other nights I stayed with Dayna on her boat. Both Dayna and Suzanne took classes and have made posts about them so when you are done here check out their blogs.

  Wednesday was “Yes I want that drill press and more…” a shop class loaded with tools. We built a shadow box from new lumber and decked them out with objects the students brought in. I could not have done this class without the help of Maggie and Gil. Maggie manned the chop saw and was safety guru and Gil was on the circular saw, jig saw and all around tool master.  Suzanne was nice enough to come into this class and take the photos.

I love how the art goes with the artist.

Here we have above the sander, jig saw and drill press being put to work.

 Maggie and Gil help the class get the boxes together.
the final projects turned out GREAT!  

I really think in the next few weeks a few tools will be purchased and put to good use. Thank you class I really had a great time ! 

Tomorrow will be “Can I do that Michelangelo” a wire and clay sculpture class.