Post by Linda Germain
I put together a short video on how to refresh your old soggy gelatin. After doing the video I realized that the gelatin does not need to be blended. It is enough to just cut it up into 1 inch pieces. It is quicker and less mess. I also found that to add a couple tablespoons of new disolved gelatin to the old stuff helps make the gelatin firmer. Enjoy the music a Blues tune by John Lee Hooker that I got from the audio swap feature on You Tube.
So I had this idea to do some google searches to see what comes up. This is what I found Art in New England leads me to New England Art Exchange in Keene NH. They are an Art gallery selling period paintings and Fine Prints encompassing the works of American, European and Asian Artists. We specialize in works from the 18th century up to the 1950’s. ARrt New England the Magzine very cool that is it online. I forget and try to get a copy at the library and they are always gone. Then I found a list of Artist Retreats in New England. Hmmm - I have been thinking about retreats! Then my computer wanted to sleep - more tommorrow or the next day. Enjoy!
This week posted several great secrets about techniques at the altered page. This is a series of posts that Seth Apter is putting together. He put out a call to artists everywhere to respond to a series of questions about "favorites" Stay tuned in. Great stuff to follow.
I got a Quilting Arts Magazine from the Library and was attracted to the brightl;y colored design on the front. It was a Gelatin Print on fabric that had been richly quilted and awarded great prizes. I have tried to print on fabric with my inks and some screen printing fabric ink but I have not ended up with such wonderful colors. Today I tried again with my inks and some moldy gelatin and the results were ok. I experiemented with dampening the fabric. Oh the fabric was just an old sheet. I tried using acryic paint too. I think I will look for some proper fabric inks or dyes.I came across an interesting artist's residency - Philiadelphia Art Hotel Resident artists will receive a private live / work studio with an adjoining bathroom during their stay at PAH. In addition, we have a fully functioning kitchenette & lounge that is shared among artists. The Philadelphia Art Hotel occupies a rowhouse in the urban neighborhood of East Kensington, very close to Center City Philadelphia as well as many wonderful local spots. Public transportation is within a couple blocks of PAH (subway and bus lines) while many amenities are within walking distance. It does not cost anything to stay there is an application fee and some other deatils. Check it out if you are interested. I was think about creating an in-house residency for myself for the next couple of months. What is a residency but time and space to complete a project? I am sure it is more too, support from other artists, exhibit opportunities, a great line for your resume, time away from home, a new place to be. I was thinking that I have time and space - I just need a plan/project and a commitment. I might try a two/three day project first. I am just thinking this out. Enjoy! http://www.linda-germain.com/
Women's Studio Workshop has lots of opportunities. And for the last two years I have missed the deadlines, so now is the time to begin the application process. Mira's List is a great source of information about grants and things. So I just could pick one opportunity and seek it out.
long list of things that I should do. I started with breakfast, morning pages, shower and such. Then I went out for a walk. I was so grateful that I did it. With in the first few steps I knew it was a gift to myself. It was a gentle kindness. I said, I have to remember this feeling when I am reluctant to go out for my next walk. I get ideas, hopes, dreams, possibilties when I gently walk. Then I did Christmas cards and had to say Enough. I am hopeful for this new year. Enjoy today.
Provincetown Print. I was prompted to do this research because there is a class being offered at the NHIA in the spring. The article in the link above has a great set of instructions. I think I will give it a try. Enjoy! http://www.linda-germain.com/
I have been thinking about creating joy and peace and how I often create stife and struggle. Hmm? The choices I make. Well I will have another chance to choose peace and joy in just a second. Today somehow I "lost" the only key to my car somewhere between the ignition and the front door of my house. I did find it between the seat and the console. But now I know what I want for Christmas. A key to my car - simple. I have 2 stacks of gelatin in my refrigerator - one very old and ready for the trash can and one fairly new. What to print? Or do I just begin and see where it goes. http://www.linda-germain.com/
Today I had most of the day to myself in the studio. I made progress on this simple quilt that I am putting together from old shirts. I figured out how to print on to my Christmas cards and I participated in an online art exchange. Now I am off to a Christmas party - lots of food and people and fun.
Today the holiday parties begin. I am gathering with some mixed media friends to trade art supplies and eat good food. I walked around my messy studio looking for unwanted art supplies and I was amazed at how reluctant I am to give away stuff that has potential. I did loosen up and was able to find a box of stuff that I can part with.Enjoy! http://www.linda-germain.com/index.html
Today I was making Christmas things at the farm. Cold!!!! in the Barn. Tonight I am looking forward to meeting with my artist's group. I embelished a box - with prints and collage bits. That was our shared assignment for the group. Since I did not really have a box that I wanted to work on, I used the small box that a deck of card comes in. I figure I can put some ATC's in it. Enjoy!
http://joannemattera.blogspot.com/2009/12/fair-and-fair-alike-miami-2009-art-or.html fun art or not art quiz I did not pass it. http://joannemattera.blogspot.com/2009/07/marketing-mondays-what-artists-should.html How to start and art gallery. to http://edwardwinkleman.blogspot.com/ http://nycartgallerywalkschelsea.blogspot.com/ then to http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/2009/12/secret-sunday-3.html to http://web.mac.com/jaihn/new_spaciouscraft/gallery_portal.html to http://findingsart.blogspot.com/ to http://artpropelled.blogspot.com/ to http://veronicafunk.blogspot.com/ to http://www.artistsforthepoor.ca/ too tired to search any more. Funny how color and load time affect first impressions on a web page.
Today I played with a quilt and was not happy with any of the designs that I came up with. I am also decorating a box for my artist group meeting tomorrow.
Friday is the opening for the Envelop(e) show at Drawing Room in Portland Maine. I submitted a collaborative piece that I did with my artist way friends. We are going up on friday to have a fun art day in Portland, MEenvelop(e)
4 and 5 December 2000
drawing room project in collaboration with Art House
Reception with belly dance-envelop(e)
performance and refreshments
4 December Friday 5 to 9pm
61 Pleasant Street Portland 04101
Portland’s Studio District and Bakery Building