Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bead Peeps Swap 2015

Yea!  I'm in......

I just signed up to be a part of the Bead Peeps Swap 2015.  300 artists from all over the world participate. 

We are paired up and then exchange beads, 
at least one focal and one unusual clasp.  
We all create with our new beads and then post on our blogs on May 2, 2015.  

Then the fun really begins, we hop all over blog-land to see the work of all the participants.

This is a piece I did a few years ago in this swap.

Fine Arts Club Art Exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum

I  have been back at the local community college for 4 years.  Earned an AA in Art.  
Developed a new creative process, that being collage and assemblage art.  

I was very honored to have an art piece accepted into the juried student show this last Fall.  It was to be shown at the very well known Crocker Art Museum in my home town.  Just being in the show was amazing, as there were about 200 entries and only 36 chosen. 

At the closing reception in the beginning of January, 
my piece was chosen as the best 3D piece. 
I am so pleased and appreciative.  

Here are a few photos of my piece.  It is titled "Disappearing Ink"

It is in honor of the written word, that is slowly disappearing to new technology.  As a child, I have very fond memories of reading our World Book Encyclopedia  It transported me to distant lands and taught me so much.  I used the end pages of an old World Book Encyclopedia as the center focal piece.

There is quite a few hidden gems......a little window into a book, another book having a doorknob.  The top surface is an old window and has library card catalog cards collaged all over.  I drilled holes in all the books and threaded them on a threaded rod.  The large book that serves as the base is a heavy piece of wood, a cardboard cover and the leather spine is made from a thrifted leather jacket.