WONDER land because we, here in Minnesota are wondering if winter is ever going to end. Lovely 7" snowfall here earlier this week. I am enjoying the winter but have to admit it may because I do not do snow removal. People I know who have been shoveling for the past 4 months are very ready for it to end. I did see 50 in the offing on the weather app......I did, however also see a SNOWFLAKE emoji in the same week. Mother Nature does have a sense of humor!!
HOUSE of CARDS...Acrylic on Canvas 42" x 58"
Have you ever GOOGLED yourself? I was recently tracked down by someone Googling me. It caused me to take pause and see what one finds when when they Google my name. FB page, ETSY, and a few newspaper articles covering past exhibitions, etc, etc. I found this article from an exhibition of my work on display at a hospital a few years ago. It gives the reader a little history of me. Thought I would share with you.
Sometimes I freehand it, just start playing with wire or a piece of sheet metal and see where it takes me, but more times than not I am planning out, mapping the next move on paper. Nice to have a book of ideas to explore. Sketching.....a Very valuable tool.
...A myriad of colors to choose from in enamel.
Prep work; Sketches have been done, A design decided upon, Fine Silver [.999] has been flashed [heated close to melting point to achieve high silver sparkle that will shine through layers of enamel]. Silver is domed.
A thin coat of clear enamel is applied to front and back side of piece. NOW fine silver[.999] wires are carefully placed to form design and channels to hold enamel in place. Counter enamel is put on backside of piece. This balances out tension of enamel, keeping the piece from fracturing.
...an Alendum stone. Next I will sand with wet-n-dry sandpaper, starting with a 400 grit and successively finer papers.
Once the sanding is complete, the piece is washed to remove any fine residue then fired again to “Fire Polish” the surface, leaving it smooth and glossy.
When my local art center offered a free seminar for affiliates to create a webpage using Squarespace I jumped at the opportunity.
Hoping it will be the perfect fit and make all my gallery/marketing/blogging dreams come true!