Thursday, 28 April 2016

It's been a wild ride...

... these last few weeks, what with so many events and workshops on the go.  My studio looks like the inside of an upturned garbage pail, albeit rather more colourful.
Even the garbage cans get colour
This year, the studio became a combo studio/greenhouse, due to the local college abandonment of their greenhouse program.  I've been reminding myself about the advantages of filling our faces with heritage tomatoes in a few months, though!

Piles and plants - studio or greenhouse?
I enjoyed tearing some Gelli prints to make demo pieces for the TAPS program, and couldn't seem to get stopped.

Wonky flowers
 A second garden,
Wonky flowers, too
 and houses soon joined the fray.
And then the houses got in on the act

And you know that when a person gets on a roll,..I now have a pile of Gelli-printed flowers waiting somewhere in the studio.  Assuming I can actually find them, they'll become part of a canvas or panel for the next show.

There's also an Impossible Clock and five four x four canvasses lurking around, and no end of ideas for more.  Isn't the life of an artist just the best?  

19 comments:

  1. Your collages are wonderful and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

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    1. Many thanks, Val - they were such play for me. I loved the silliness of them, and the total lack of pressure. And now, of course, I'm hooked!

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  2. Gorgeous print flowers, such fantastic whimsical art. Have a great weekend, xx

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    1. Thanks, Shirley - it's a far cry from your beautiful cards, but I sometimes just have to poke fun at our crazy world!

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  3. Looks like you are enjoying yourself ! Good ! That is what it is all about.
    Those gelliprinted flowers are fab !
    Corrie x

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    1. Thanks, Corrie - definitely having great play dates with myself! :D

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  4. That's a wonderful way of using up gelli prints! They could be wonky anything! Thanks for the idea and inspiration! Happy arting, Win! :)

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    1. Most welcome, Zsuzsa...looking forward to seeing your 'wonky almost anything!' :D

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  5. The torn paper collages are terrific.
    Rock on crazy lady, it's all good to have the creative juices flowing!

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  6. I love your wonderful combi studio! Amazing flowers and houses in Mixed Media! So colorful and happy - that's art for the heart for me!
    Happy weekedn!
    oxo Susi

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    1. Many thanks, Susi - and I'm with you on the playfulness and colour. One could NOT BE UNHAPPY with that combo! :D

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  7. Wow! Those floral pieces are gorgeous!! The first being my favorite!! Win, you are always such a busy gal! You are so inspiring! xo

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    1. Thanks, Jackie, and inspiring? That says YOU to a 't'! xo

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    2. you are too sweet my friend! xo

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  8. Wow brilliant Win, I love your colourful flowers (I also love home grown tomatoes lol) xx

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I love the tomatoes, too - John grows heritage tomatoes in all colours, shapes and sizes. They are beyond extraordinary, and my mouth is already watering as I wait patiently (ha!) for July!

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  9. The Gelli collages are YUMMY!!!

    But is there anything more summery delicious than a ripe, just-picked tomato, still warm from the sun???

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    1. Thanks, Trisha, and I'm SO with you on those heritage tomatoes!

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