Thursday, April 1, 2010

Art Day

Every few months, my friend Nancy comes over and we have Art Day.  This means something different every time we do it.  Last fall, we worked on 3 dimensional shadow boxes. This past Tuesday, we did mixed media collage type stuff on flat canvases.

Regardless of what we do, we always have a blast, take a leisurely lunch break and laugh at ourselves. 

This first collage is a celebration of the upcoming gardening season.  I'm not much of a gardener, but I do love flowers.  I used a few hardware items that I found at the Restore a few years ago.  For those of you that don't know about the Restore, there's probably one near you.  It's a great resource for home improvement supplies.  Click here to find one.

It may look like it was done by an 8 year old, but hey, I had a great time working on the composition. 

The next collage is a bit less whimsical.  It has an old mail theme.  I finally had a chance to use those transparencies I've been collecting.  And some old typewriter keys.  And some vintage glass gem-type thingies that I now need more of  :)

Art Day always refreshes me.  I feel like doing more new jewelry designs after an art day diversion.


Pricilla said...

It's always good to stretch your design muscle!

cindy shake said...

Oh, how fun! Great art too -thanks for the reminder about the Restore store- I forget about that place and I HATE to pay retail :o))

Brandi said...

Art Day sounds like a blast!! What a great way to rejuvenate!

Beadwright said...

Nothing you do surprises me. Your talent exceptional.