Saturday, April 30, 2011

{Erosion Bundle Unburied}...

I actually unburied my bundle on Easter Sunday.  Somehow that seemed the right time to
do it.
I had originally been concerned about it getting some moisture.   So I buried it in the ground
where I knew the ground would have moisture regularly.  That was last January, I think.  Anyway about half way through the process I moved the bundle to a huge pile of wood chips to let it continue.
When I unburied my bundle it was quite soggy - and slimy.

There was only one thing left to do and that was to unroll it.
I was so excited.  I felt like a little kid.
The bundle did reveal a nice green tinge to it.
At first anyway.  I hosed off the debris and slime.
Unfortunately most of the green went with it.  And nearly all of the original
pink from the blood orange wasn't to be seen at all.
And it smelt mildewy. 
So after a washing this is what remains.
Mostly it looks like an old mildewed rag that it's time to throw out.
And there is a hole in it.  Which I would say just rotted away from too much moisture.
But the over all color is a gray with an ever so light tingle of pink to it.  Along with it's black mildew
spots and rust.  I expected the rust to take on the heart and star shapes of the rusty steel I put in.
But it didn't.  So now, what oh what, to make with it.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

{ so, What's Been Happening, You Ask?}...

Well tax season (my 10th) is over.  So that would help explain
why I have not been blogging or posting lately.
But I'm back with exciting news.  First up I am doing a solo show (my first)
at Tis Gallery for the entire month of May.   So for you locals I hope you can all stop by.
Here is the official poster.  Patti over at Tis designed it and I love how it came out.
 She's been so helpful.  Patti if you see this - Thanks again
I will start setting up Tuesday or Wednesday this week.
And will be in and out as time permits except for the two listed receptions which I will of course be there for.
Hope to see you.
This is the last show I am scheduled to do this year.
I've decided to take a new direction away from the Les Femmes shows which many of you know me from.
I want to explore some new ideas in my art and do some personal art work.  All of which
takes time.  So it may be a year or two before I do another public show.  Or who knows what exciting
opportunity may come along that I jump into.
I will keep posting what I am up to on my blog.  So keep checking in and let me know
what you think.

And I still have that Erosion Bundle buried in the yard that I am sooooooooo
wanting to dig up.  Perhaps even later today.