Friday, April 24, 2009

It's Friday....RIGHT???

Because that means the only thing I have to do today is go to the Honeywell Center to meet the gallery director for lunch, and to pick up some work from a show that ended a while back. The picture above is part of the gallery, which circles a theater. It is large--very large--as I found when our three person fiber exhibit hung. That was a beautiful show, even if I do say so myself. It was an interesting blend of fiber work; three distinct styles and we mixed them all together through the gallery which at first I had great hesitation about. But it was beautiful and kept the eye from stopping at the end of one persons work. There was flow.
Last evening I went to the Maconaquah Elementary School Art Night, with some of the Co-Op people. I held a chair down---simply could not lug art. Next year, I shall lug again!!! It is a fun thing to go to; there are 700 pieces of art made by every school attendee hung all through the halls, then the professional artists are set up in the gym, where the kids and parents can walk through, ask questions or just look.
And yes, I should have stayed home because I was tired and sore but oh well. I was bad. (sorry Tristan......I really tried to listen to you!)
I did manage some time in the studio before I took off. Was all gussied up to go, and working with metal leaf. It ended up everywhere! On the work table, on ME, and some on the piece of art where it was intended. That probably was NOT the time to be doing that. This afternoon I am heading back down, and hopefully can grab an HOUR to really do a bit of work. I tend to grab minutes, and am learning to be content with those.
So enjoy your Friday; last I heard it is finally supposed to be good weather here and maybe I can open the sunroof on my car! And not freeze......
Thank God it's Friday!!! Go have fun!!!


Leslie said...

When inspiration strikes, ya gotta go for it. Metal Leaf, I want to see!

Jan said...

I would guess that now that you have a blog, you probably think about blog appropriate content all the live long day. "I should take pictures of this and share them on my blog." Because everything you mention on here, we want to see!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Is there any other way to leaf a project without getting the stuff EVERYWHERE?!

If so, please give me the secret.

I always end up wasting half of the stuff.

The last time I used it, I leafed the front 'frame' of a mini-theatre. I wasted about twelve bucks worth of leaf when I scraped it up off the floor and table and walls and...

Then I ended up gluing beads and Dresden scrap all over it anyway.



The gallery looks fabulous...I'd love to exhibit in an environment like that!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Tristan, you'll laugh with this with the metal leaf;
The best way to do it is to make sure your hands are freshly washed and dried, have something like a bandana over your face bandit style, so the exhaling breath doesn't disturb the leaf, use a natural bristle brush and rub it over your forehead before picking up the leaf sheet. No joke---it helps make it adhere to the brush. Then gently put in place. Of course, it should all be cut almost to size before using.....
I was just using tidbits which came in a plastic bag (BAD!!!! STATIC!!!) and even opening the bag made it go everywhere.
Well, I was shiny..... ;)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Leslie and Jan,
Yes, now when O do things I think Hmmmmmmmmm, blog content? I will get a pic of the piece---I had so much crap on me I wasn't about to touch the camera!!!!
I think everyone will find it interesting at the least.......
Now off to rev up the John Deere and see if I can mow!!!

bernadette ostrozovich said...

wait just a dadburned minute here! MOW????? you are incorrigeable (and i am SO sure i spelled that wrong.) the show DOES look great and speaking of shows, i bet you a nickle wug would give you a show in a heartbeat. miss anne, not only do i adore you, love your work, and admire the hell outta your moxie, but i am now in the market for a good red lipstick. b singing aloud now, to the tune of "i gotta be me": i gotta be annnnnne! i gotttttaaa beee annnnnnne.....hugs

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

And I can tell you exactly what red lipstick to get, you'll have to order it from
Hmmmmm, when I get the box canvas pieces done, WE may have to go visit Wug....wink! wink!

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