Saturday, June 24, 2006

Carmi’s Art Club

We’ve just had our last meeting of the club until September, and I loved what everyone did with their CD cases. Daniza, Marissa and Karen transformed their projects into purses, which was such a cool idea. It never even occurred to me to do this, but when I saw them it made perfect sense.
I turned mine into a process journal filled with different painting techniques. I ended up experimenting with Luna Lights, Chinese Ink, Elmer’s Glue, acrylics and crackle paste. I lined the inside of the CD case with paper and added a pouch to hold my notes so I wouldn’t forget what techniques I used. I think this would be a good project for me to teach because you’d end up with something experimental – and finished – at the same time.
Mary wasn’t there tonight because she’s on holiday for three weeks, and I really missed her. I’m dying to know what she’s done with her CD case because she always creates something totally original. We email each other regularly to share our thoughts on art and life, so I’ve had to go cold turkey while she’s been away.
Suze Weinberg came as a guest to the club tonight, and I was lucky enough to sit next to her. It was really fun to see her again. She’s just such a dynamo.
Carmi brought stuff that she’s getting of rid of from her studio, and I scored a pile of neat things including several triangular cheese boards. I always gravitate to triangles and I’m looking forward to doing something with them although I don’t know what.

Now I have to get packed because I’m going up north to Pam’s cottage for a few days. Last fall I went with Emma, and now it’s David’s turn. We’re taking painting supplies, our journals, the camera, art books and the dog. Hopefully I can find some way to post to my blog while I’m away.

1 comment:

Jeanne Schedler said...

I love this!!!! The photo actually looks like a painting. Look at it from a distance and see what I mean It wold make a great painting. The colors are wonderful.

Amazing art that you are churning out. I envy your retreat! Have fun!!