Monday, June 22, 2015

Art in the Dark

Thursday evening I participated in "Art in the Dark" silent auction.  It was my first time donating a piece of art for this event, which benefits the SA Lighthouse for the blind children's programs.
Not only did each  artist donate a piece of art, we had to participate in a guessing game with the bidders since the artwork was covered. Each person in attendance had to touch the art while it was covered, feeling and sensing to guess what it was.  I was pretty happy that my shadow box art had a few bids on it.  It was also fun for me to see what people thought my design was.  I was also happy that the lady who actually won the bid said it would be perfect at her lake house!!!

Now my pelican has a new home, and I feel good contributing a little something to benefit the kids program.

9"x7" iron oxide fused on glass,
acrylic painted background on canvas
in a shadow box


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Socializing through art

It's a rainy Sunday morning. Little Kitty and Bentley are occupying my studio since they don't want o go outside and hang out in the rain. I've been up for a while now since my cell phone was blaring with a flood watch warning way too early this morning.

I have been thinking about creating an informal "San Antonio Artist's Group".  I would like to be part of  a group of artists from all types of media, meeting twice a month to insprie, motivate and socialize. A group where we can share our ideas and art and just have fun, possibly make some new friendships.  It would be intersting to see what type of collaborations could happen, and what kind of art that would create. Any comments would be appreciated.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wild flowers

My daily route to work and home is a back road parallel to the train tracks. The track sits higher than the road, and the slight hill is filled with grasses. This year the torrential rain made everthing grow, and the lush green grasses exploded with colorful wild flowers. I wanted to take some pictures but as I would drive through, it was always raining. I thought that by the time the sun would shine the wild flowers were going to be gone.  Then there was a break in the sky so I pulled over and took some pictures. That was about two weeks ago and I am finally sharing them.