Remember that I said I was going to try to keep my blog current with my Youtube? Well I am trying and trying! Not sure I am doing that well...oh well. This last week I was crazy trying to make as many project videos as I could for a couple reasons. One..there was a art crawl event May 18-22 hosted by the Creative Arts Collaboration. #lovesummerart I missed last month's art crawl event due to medical issues with my Mom and I wanted to try to participate in this month's! The other reason was that I am going our of town for a week, so I wanted to 'get ahead' with videos. I would like to stay consistent with sharing stuff on a regular basis...but that is tricky when you are away from your studio. I can't see me doing on location... out of control... nostril cam videos LOL So, being the crazy person I am..I thought I would cover by doing lots of videos ahead, and scheduling them to come out while I am gone. So, far, I have got a few scheduled but it is trickier then I thought! It seems family actually needs/wants my attention (who knew?) So I am here on the blog today to share with you what I at least accomplished for the #lovesummerart art crawl event :)
My first project was a art journal page about how the sun is the biggest factor for summer here in Arizona. It is huge actually..lol..as you can see on my art journal page. I also threw in some of the Arizona classic Saguaro cactus. They grow all over where I live. Tall and majestic... standing on the hills.
In the video version...I actually SANG the lyrics on the page. What was I thinking?
My second project was a shout out to Armed Forces Day and also an attempt to make an altered playing card. I am in a Facebook group where the altered playing card is the focus and I had yet to make one. My lame excuse is that I had no cards that were not being use to actually play card games..lol. I finally purchased a pack at the dollar store and now I have some to use. So, I made a Air Force girl as a nod to my family's involvement with that branch of the military. She is a pretty serious chick..don't mess with her :)
My third and final project for the event was a fun mixed media piece canvas featuring the famous summer standard, the flip flop sandal. You just can't have summer without flip flops :) My flip flops are stranded on the desk with the towel, sun lotion, and glasses, while I take a dip in the pool :) I plan to seal this one with pouring medium..but am a bit scared to open that bottle! Maybe when I return from visiting the Oregon coast next week with my best friend :)
This canvas took awhile..so I broke up the process into two videos...each around 20 minutes long.
I hope you have all been enjoying the beginning of summer and are planning some relaxation!
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