Saturday, January 30, 2010

Heart Show 2010 - Moving Parts

I made other hearts for the CHAC Heart Show. These were made with clock parts so that I could have spacecraft circumnavigating the planets.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2010 Art Goals

This is a little late in posting, but I have to make goals to push myself out of the happy, comfortable box I'm in. I try not to "compare" my lists to others lists and I don't intend to flaunt my list - only to ask for encouragement from my artist friends. If you think I'm nuts for making such goals, well, that is fine. I'm still going to list them. My 20 art goals for 2010 are:

  1. make a 2010 self-portrait
  2. get back to doing animation and make a short film
  3. relearn some movie making applications
  4. start selling on
  5. finish kinetic box sculptures/paintings/collages
  6. make a 'day of the dead' kinetic carnival - with at least 6 rides
  7. donate 10 art pieces to good causes - finished 3/14/10
  8. learn more digital illustration software applications & 3-D rendering tools
  9. sculpt the stone boulder on the back porch
  10. make more silk-screens
  11. make more block prints
  12. start Flickr account - finished 2/10/10
  13. make glass dinnerware for 10 settings in kiln by May - finished June, 2010
  14. make Carlos Martinez memorial shadowbox
  15. make framed collage pieces of trips I’ve taken
  16. maintain the art blog
  17. sculpt more marble spheres
  18. take an art class in oil painting
  19. make and sell another 500 greeting cards in 2010
  20. Make at least a piece of art for each day in 2010 – be prolific like Picasso

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Heart Show 2010

I will have a few hearts at the CHAC Heart Show this year. "Milagros del Corazon " will be held at the Space Gallery (across the street from CHAC) on February 13th. The doors will open at 6:00. Here are my entries.

Home Show 12/12/09

The Home Show went really well. The house was open from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. It took about two weeks to take down all of the artwork that was hanging in the front rooms and replace it with pieces for sale. About 70-80 people came through the house that day to share some holiday cheer and to look through art from previous shows. Here are some photos.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Flickr Friends

I have several friends posting their photographs to Flickr. I have added a page of my own work at this site:

A friend at work drew my attention to Flickr when she showed me some of her recent digital creations. I liked this one so much that I bought a 11x14 copy of it from her. I thought it told interesting stories.
See Some of Nancy's other work here:

Dichroic Glass in Mixed Media Art

Whle in Napa, I got to see some of Gordon Huether's pieces where he uses "home made" dichroic fused glass mixed with metal and other materials. One that impressed me was a shadow box with branches without bark in front of a piece of dichroic that reflected the wood in a red hue. That is hanging in the Artesa Winery. More details can be found in the links below.

More Blasted Bottles

I found some great shaped bottles and glassware lately to sandblast. I added some of the results here.