I get that it's possible to feel a commitment like that, looming around you, nudging you to accomplish and create, and thus, feel the need to share such accomplishments on your blog, but it sure hasn't worked that way for me. Again, over a year has lapsed! Well, here's how we should all feel about this. Forget the endless mundane episodes of day to day life..... THIS post will be like marathoning a new television series all in one day! Pop some popcorn.... read on!...
So last summer, I'd just participated in a lovely juried art show in Richardson, TX. After that, I let a few months lapse in the art creating department, but you got a glimpse of my garlic bulb rendering last year, in it's barely-started stage. When I finished it, I entered the work (titled 'Salud') in the Texas & Neighbors Juried Exhibit this past spring..
While I will always consider my graphite work 'drawings', I often enter this kind of piece in the Mixed Media category, since technically, it qualifies, needing just two media to fulfill the requirement. This particular work includes graphite, watercolor, ink, conte and acrylic. But it's always a dilemma to decide, because it is also allowed to be included in the Drawing category, which then competes with anything in colored pencil, sometimes pastel, charcoal, and the like.
Everyone at the Irving Art Center is professional and great to work with. If I lived closer, I'd probably volunteer there and be more active in other events besides just the TXN show. I had another happy reception this year when I received second place!
|'Dora', beaded choker with an attached sterling silver chain. Includes 8 labradorite stones.|
|'Candy' hat band (hat and feathers not included). Hat bands are usually customized for each hat, but they are adjustable so they might work on a variety of hats.|
|'Quatro' Boot Halter (boot not for sale). As with hat bands, these are best if custom-ordered for your specific boot, since the girth of boots can vary greatly.|
|'Taffy' 3-D double bracelet. This intricate piece is one of my latest. It is essentially two bracelets made simultaneously which weave in and out of each other. It is reversible and has a different design on the other side.|