Art gives us another window to look through. Creating captures your focus and you enter another stream for awhile. For myself, 'pushing images' around in digital collage or adding bits and pieces together in mixed-media, lets me move away from the often overwhelming-ness of the world and find a 'breather' in an 'other' world.
Before Covid19, I was working on making embellished versions of some of my collages. I extracted key images and mounted them on foam-core to add dimension and then added a high-glaze finish to each piece. But when everything changed in March, I just put all creating aside for awhile. Recently, I re-elooked at the collage and realized it's a perfect message for now.
This is the original collage.
|When Nothing is Certain - Everything is possible
and the dimensional version with embellished frame
Friends of mine are creating these days as well. I love this reminder from SVAC - Shenandoah Valley Art Center, of which I am a member.
Check out our current Members Exhibit.
I contributed my Covid 19 pieces and this, Frida Kali Kwan Yin
|Frida Kali Kwan Yin
My dear friend Deb Booth at Different Light Studio found roosters calling to be quilled. Check out the detailed shots of the quilling.
|Cock of the Walk by Deb Booth - Quilling
|Black Rooster by Deb Booth - Quilling
My HeartDaughter Mimi is an amazing craftsperson. Knitting, quilts, lace, crochet and whatever else catches her fancy.
These magical birds were my birthday gift. The pattern echoes Mexican designs.
And a too cute Snow Bird for her friend Margaret.
Quilt in progress
So create! Make Art. Wash your hands.
Take care. Stay safe. Be safe for others.