Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stoney Produce Pumpkins

Yesterday when I was out doing some errands, I could not believe my eyes when I drove by Stoney Produce on 1st Colonial Road in Virginia Beach. I've stopped by there in the summer but not in fall. At least not that I remember because I've never seen such an extravagant display of pumpkins, gourds, and other fall items. I had to stop and check it out! You can see what I mean from my photos. I love the colors!

Monday, October 28, 2013

D'Art Halloween Party Pics

Here are a few photos from the Halloween party Saturday night. It was a good time with a great band for dancing, fancy spooky drinks and funny costumes. I'm not usually too fond of gorey monsters but I love this mummy that I think a local sculptor, Mike Bell made. It looks pretty scarey but friendly in some odd way!

Decorated pumpkins for the silent auction

Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo came to the party!

My favorite monster

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Party at D'Art Center

This Saturday night there's going to be a big Halloween party at the art center where I have my studio. They are still working on the decorations but it's already looking spooky! We are supposed to decorate our studios and wear costumes. (humm..what to be...) There willl be music, strange drinks and who knows what else! You must come and check it out. And there's lots of great art to see while you party!
I'll post some pictures if I can get some good ones.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Stencil Girl - Page 3

I know....PAGE 2 is a little crazy but it gets resolved on PAGE 3!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Stencil Girl - page 2

Here is Page 2 of the little story I did as a quick exercise in the workshop I went to last summer:


Monday, October 14, 2013

Stencil Girl

One thing that I like about art workshops is that because they are short, they make you do everything fast. You can't think too long about your idea or you'll have nothing at the end! You can't worry about how something might turn out. You just do it! Imagine that! I think the process of printmaking makes me a little less free or more careful. Starting over is not an option that I'm fond of! So a workshop is a fun experience for me. At a workshop I went to last summer on children's book illustration, we had a short time to make a 3 page picture book. I had to think of! Here's the first page of my creation:

(PAGE 2 coming soon!)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Grace - etching

 I enjoyed making some small cemetary etchings a few years ago. Here's one of six that I made. I'm not sure you can see it here but there are a few birds in this etching. I didn't have quite enough courage to do my research on tombstones at night but I did visit one of the larger cemetaries during daylight hours in search of some interesting tombstones! Although here I did use a little imagination.

Also, there's an exhibit in the main hallway of the Selden Arcade where my studio is located that is showing photographs of cemetaries. Here is the exhibition poster and a few interesting photos. I just noticed it today so I'll have to go back and take another look!