Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Found Art Tuesday: 6/10/08

OK so the theme of "walk" was due about a week ago...I actually had it finished on Wednesday of last week but I am just now getting around to scanning this. This ATC kills two birds with one stone.
My latest news is that I am ging to teach some mixed media collage classes at "The Studio" in McHenry, IL.
I thought that a painless way to introduce mixed media concepts was through the ATC. I don't mean to take away from the artistry of these gems. There are plenty of ATC artists that are world renown. However, the small sized substrate always seemed to be less intimidating to me, especially since I have a background in scrapbooking and rubber stamps. So I designed a class that will cover 6 background techniques. Since I wanted to make some samples for the class, and I am one to find ways to cut corners too, I decided to use a background technique to make this little silly card.
The title of the work is "Space Walk" and you can interpret that any way you want! I used watercolor paper, a Krylon silver leaf pen, and really dilute watercolors. The rest is just silly drawing. I want the student to see how easy this is (took me about 10 minutes if that) and that even though the main elements are scribbles, it does not take away from the theme.
On another note, this Saturday is my artist reception at the Raue center. I am so excited! There will be a small crowd there and I am a little nervous about remarks. It is also the night that Big Voodoo Daddy is performing so I know there will be a lot of people going through the gallery. Cool! This should be a neat experience but I am still a little nervous :)


Undaunted said...

I love it! I think your found art piece looks great!

I'm sure your reception will go very well, but I understand your nervousness as I will be going through the same thing in August!

What is ATC?

Mary Telfer Holden said...

I was wondering what ATC is too. I used to use it referring to the show in Chicago called Around the Coyote. I've never heard of that art school right here in Mchenry! See you Saturday,

Kathy L said...

Undaunted and Mary...So sorry for using the ATC acronym! ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. These little gems are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, can be any medium or style and are meant to be traded with other artists. They are really addicting!