I have added about 10 more 3”x3” cards to the Gallery for my 365 somethings for 2018. I cannot believe I am up to 310 pieces so far . . .Read More
A couple of weeks ago I was doing a few quick gel plate prints because I had saved some interesting leaves I wanted to print . . . I also used some leftover white paint like a mask with the gel plate, printing on top of some old calendar art . . .Read More
A few weeks ago I added my latest Sketchbook Project (2018) to my website. Since then, I have been working on gathering the photos I wanted to share from the other years that I have participated . . .Read More
Recently, I found I have not been working in my art journal on a daily basis, but still dive in a few times a month. Instead, I take photographs every day (fairly consistently) and journal about my favorite one for that particular day on my blipfoto journal. This habit has become a wonderful creative outlet for me - obviously, as I just celebrated 4 years of keeping a daily, or almost daily photo journal . . .Read More
This week I am participating in the Nia White Belt Intensive Training!
So guess who wrote back to her? That's right, me! I figured I would need a break from that tedious job of packing, so I went ahead and agreed to a trade. I knew Jan loved "shabby chic", so I took some fabric I had found and plunged in. These flags are small, around 5" x 8" - so it didn't take long and was a treat for me after a morning of squishing things into boxes and going through oodles of packing tape. While packing up some of my fabric I found a really old piece of cotton print that I made something out of 20 or 25 years ago!!! I also purposely chose one of my grandmother's old linen pieces with cherries on it, very small in size -not sure what it was used for, some type of napkin? I also chose a lace doily & trim for a shabby look. If you click on this first photo, you can view them all in the lightbox . . . . I made 2 layers for this flag, one muslin and one the old cotton print and only sewed them together at the top so they could move freely.
Video below: Behind the Scenes Planning a Nia White Belt Intensive with Gail Condrick!
From the Nia Website:
What is Nia?
Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Additional videos: How close is the beach? Gail shows where you can take some time off during the training!
Gail's interview with Irene Schmoller, another White Belt Trainee -and why she is doing the training.
More videos here on Gail's YouTube Channel!
I brought the Creative Breakout DVD with me and watched it once again for inspiration. Thanks to my instructor Bill Buchman for all he taught me. I am so glad I got a couple of his DVDs! below is a warm up exercise using his Zen Reed Pens. Just plain fun!
|From the video by OK Go: Skyscrapers|
The video below features the song Skyscrapers by OK Go, one of my favorite musical bands. It came out about 3 months ago - I immediately fell in love with it and watched it repeatedly. Recently I saw a link to this video again, reminding me of how wonderful it is . . . and here I am once again -- hooked! I think it's a combination of the song, the colours, and the sensuous dancing which draws me in every time and makes me want to share it here with you. The direct link is here in case you can't see the video below.
That's how I feel when I watch it, emotional. You? please comment if you like.
~ Jean Anouilh
|sorry, i do not know who this is dancing . . .|
It was an image I saved some time ago.
The direct link to view the photos: http://animoto.com/play/TXS26hLUrXyUim1db31DgQ
It's what you learn after you know it all, that counts.
~ Albert Einstein
( random, totally random quotes -I swear! )
|a close up of part of my big gesture . . .|
Below is what I painted after listening hard to what Bill had been teaching us about not over-working the water media into the paper -let it flow and react to it instead of trying to fix it.
I am pleased!
an example of her art:
Tomorrow, 2/5 is Conscious Movement here in Sarasota and I am so looking forward to it. This is the closest thing I have found to the modern dance improv I did growing up and for many years after, that I love. The photo above is a Photoshop version of 2 photos I took at the last conscious movement event. I love taking just a few quiet photographs during the hour and a half and then bringing them into Photoshop and seeing how I can tweak them artistically. Tomorrow we may have visitors from St. Pete join us, so I think there will be lots of energy and spirit dancing in the room!
Today, I went to a wonderful Zentangle® class taught by certified Zentagle instructor, Mary Masi. I met Mary through Conscious Movement and Nia classes! Here are the two 3" x 5" tiles I completed in Mary's excellent class today . . .
I also visited a new studio and Gallery called Artspace on Anna Maria Island this afternoon. My friend Cheryl who hosted my collage class earlier this week, told me about Deborah and her husband who are opening this awesome space. It is bright and beautiful, with a gorgeous view of the Anna Maria Bay.
|Sunday 01-08-12 with Winalee on the far left|
|Chreyl LOvEs her lightweight custom made paddle!|
|We went out in Starfish with the electric motor|
|Cheryl & Chloe - too cute!|
|Steven with the electric motor - it's rechargable!|
Yesterday was my art class at the Longboat Key center for the Arts. I had been taking photos with my instructors approval . . . and yesterday he asked me if I was filming?? I said, no -just taking pictures so far, but I certainly could!! So, I filmed one of his demos, then shared it with him and he said yes -posting it would be great! I will embed it here, but if you cannot see it below, use this link view it here on You Tube. It is fun and only 3 mins long.
I have been working on creating paper beads and learning more about them . . . I am not ready to announce the swap yet but soon! Some of my beads so far . . . .