I’ve always wanted the tree on my daytime panels to be bright shiny silver. After trying to cut sheet metal tin, then contemplating tin foil, then contemplating silver leaf, I discovered silver “liquid leaf” and my decision was made. I completed the silver on 2 of the 3 light/daytime panels.
I started this project 10 years ago. For 9 years it remained as 6 unpainted 11×14″ canvas boards with a tree sketched onto them in pencil. They have been stacked in my art room, first in Gloucester, and then in Ipswich when I moved in with hubby <3 Last July…
Today I put the finishing touches on my 1st stained glass circles project and hung it in the bedroom window.
Almost exactly a year ago [how weird is that?] I started working on my 6 panel art/painting project. The project actually began in 2004/2005-ish when I bought the 6 panels of canvas board, laid them out on the floor in my old apartment, and sketched a big tree onto them. The plan was to paint 3 panels dark and 3 panels light so together they make one picture but half day/half night.
For many months I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a stained glass project framed by wood. As in, finding the perfect wood frame and then creating something to put in it. I was partly inspired by stained glass projects my friend and glass mentor Abbie has done, especially her light box which is a 3 dimensional wooden box with a front made of multi colored beach glass, and filled with an LED light string that slowly changes colors. It’s mesmerizing!
The last time I Created Art While Intoxicated was in 2013. As I’ve said before, I rarely get drunk [which is why there were no 2014 or 2015 Intoxicated Art posts]. It’s not often I decide to really let go. But sometimes I do, and sometimes while in a state of joyful inebriation I feel compelled to be creative. Two weekends ago I drank 4 Mike’s Mango Punches and informed hubby that I absolutely HAD TO GO PAINT.
UPDATE: I have since decided NOT to make a mobile with these circles. They have been incorporated into a framed piece I created in July.
My list of things to accomplish in 2016 includes “Build 3 mobiles in the Alexander Calder style [kinetic sculpture]” & “Create 3 difficult stained glass pieces”. I decided to combine those items for my newest project and make a stained glass mobile.
After about 40 hours of work, I present you with my FINAL favorite photos project, featuring my favorite pictures from 2011-2015. I deleted over 15,000 digital photos [!!!] from these 5 years. I’ve gotten into the habit lately, particularly since starting this blog, of taking about 20 photos of everything. Over time, that creates a mind-boggling amount of duplicates!
After finishing my photo scanning project, I decided to look through my 15 years of digital photos and post my favorites in 5-year groups. On Thursday I posted my favorites from 2001-2005. Here are my favorites from 2006 through 2010.
I bought my first digital camera in 2001. My recent photo scanning project has gotten me curious to look back through the past 15 years of digital photos. So without further ado, here are my favorite photos from 2001-2005.