Monday, February 16, 2015

Even an Artist Needs an Art Day

One of my creations from Art Day 2-15-15 - NFS
These past few weeks have been spent getting my Creative Soul Revival website and on-line shops updated in addition to getting products ready to deliver to the gift shop at Flower Farm Inn in Loomis, CA.  I've been in the glass studio fusing new garden art pieces and painting new wood panel pieces for their Grand Re-Opening which happened this weekend and am now working on two new commission pieces.  I'm having a ball making tons of art but it's a lonely business sometimes and I've been in need of some outside inspiration.

When one of my art buddies said she was hosting an art day, I jumped for joy!  For many years now I've had the pleasure and fortune to share art days with three wonderfully generous and talented friends, Cheryl, Lynn and Diane.  We each take turns hosting these special days and the hostess is responsible for picking an art project, and providing materials and food.  Over the years we've made some amazing projects and had so much fun.  I treasure these days with my friends!

Here are some more photos of yesterday's art day - Cheryl's theme was "A New Life" and we picked objects from a chest of things that we painted, collaged, took apart and reassembled into something new.
Here's the chest of "old" things we got to pick from for our "A New Life" theme

Art supplies to use for repurposing our item of choice

Baskets of fun goodies to select from for using with our item

More baskets of goodies to choose from

Beautiful yarns

Percy, the muse assisting with our selections

Percy and Amadeus keeping watch over the goods

Some finished pieces

More finished masterpieces

Lynn's new "Buddha Man"

Two of Diane's amazing new masterpieces

Cheryl wrapped an antler with the beautiful yarns and added small talismans

My repurposed "God Box" for storing intentions - the inside is lined with beautiful antique paper with Chinese writing

Cheryl's statement piece about saving the elephants in Africa

Lynn's assemblage box includes the Creature from the Black Lagoon