Happy summer everyone! The school year wrapped up this past Wednesday for me, and now I’m officially on summer break! Couldn’t be happier–or more relaxed! I’m definitely looking forward to getting back into the studio and resuming my art making, which was unfortunately put on the back burner the last few months.
As I’d shared in my last post, I was able to squeeze in a few workshops and retreats during the month of May. I attended Art & Soul for the first time over Memorial Day weekend, and took a great day-long workshop called “Translucent Triptych,” which was led by instructor Caitlyn Dundon. In the class, we created a series of canvas boards with collage papers, translucent Gelli-printed tissue papers, stamps, fluid acrylics, and gel medium image transfers. While I wasn’t able to finish the pieces in Minneapolis, I brought them home to complete. The triptych has found a home on the wall in my house. Here it is:
Within the last week I also took to my studio to finish a long-awaited assemblage piece I’d begun working on at Crystal Neubauer’s Wax Assemblage workshop back in February. It started out its life as a vintage spice rack, but my plan was to create little collaged vignettes and canvases within each of its shelves. I’d become ill at the end of the first day of the workshop and wasn’t able to attend the second day, and thus the piece had been sitting on a table in a state of limbo in my studio since then. The finished piece is now hanging in the hallway outside the door to my studio:
I hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start! I plan to begin posting more work as it is completed!
Have a great weekend!!