Thursday, June 18, 2009

Artsy Activities (or how I spent yesterday other than laundry....)

Above you find another box canvas I am working on, and some of the pieces I intend to add. I took the plunge and printed out a transparency to try and incorporate into the design---I can see it so firmly in my head and want sooooo bad to just jump in (or waddle, as the case may be) and finish it! But it is stewing while the fiber piece from yesterday is still stewing.
We stew a lot here. ;-)
At any rate, all these diverse pieces speak to me, and there will be more added no doubt, but this is a preview of what is going on in the studio at Casa Lockard.
And, another fun thing that happened yesterday was my friend Val came over (have posted her art here before) and I walked her through doing a blog, so if all y'all would be kind enough, go to the link in the sidebar for Community Artists Co-Op and take a peek. I think between the two of us, we did a nice job! Yes, the background is the same as my blog, but for the moment, it stays because I tried finding some free and EASY TO INSTALL backgrounds, and we about crashed everything........don't ask....... The one I use is a simple copy the code and stuff it into an HTML box in the *add a gadget* section and that's all I can handle. Period. Geek, I am not and I wish I was.
So anyway, at the end of the day, we had pretty much artted ourselves out, between discussing and sharing fiber, critiquing the above piece and of course our large venture, the blog.
Val will pick it up fast----it's just taking time to tinker with all the stuff and learn.
And it's fun to share what you know with someone so they can create on their own.
It's pretty cool being an artist, no matter what your medium, isn't it?
Have a good one and go make art!

9 comments:

Leslie said...

Mmmmmm! I likes it...

Congrats on conquering the event horizon of another blog effort.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I intend to scurry off to the basement and start cutting and pasting and painting.....or doing a load of laundry first and THEN cutting and pasting and painting.
The blog was pretty easy; I guess after setting up this one.....the only thing I wanted was a slideshow and found it was just a widget for prepackaged crap. Know anything about that? Or someone who does?

Jan said...

Looks like your found your slideshow thingy. Glad to see you are still having fun. Wow, two days in a row? What a deal! That is how it is supposed to be. Not driving here and there and tending to a bunch of crap that people hoisted on to you.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh, I am still tormenting myself with stuff....trying to figure out the Picassa things for adding work to an existing show......
I've mowed and made myself miserable (almost got knocked off the mower by a tree limb) so I quit on everything for today!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Mail to your email account keeps bouncing back as undeliverable. I've tried since yesterday!
So - check out these as alternatives. It's a shame you gave yours away! LOL

http://www.backgroundfairy.com/

http://simplychicblogs.blogspot.com/2008/06/new-cute-free-blog-backgrounds.html

http://hotbliggityblog.com/

http://www.jannypie.com/2009/01/free-background-ornamental.html

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

love the components you're using! this is going to be beautiful - the palmistry hand drawing has always intrigued me.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I'll check the other sites you recommended--thanks!
I like the pieces in this box canvas too; worked on it only a bit today due to other crappolla that needed doing but it seems to be *making* itself---I think you will approve when it is finished.
I sanded the transparency on the edges and it is neat----I think I could learn to like those! HA! They're not cheap, right? Sure! That's why I like them!!!!

XXXOOO!!!!!

teri said...

so glad you and Val get to spend time together and do artist things

priceless

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You said it! It makes it a lot more fun.....and our views are so different---works good!

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