Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Day of Silence, Lyons Memorial Labyrinth

On Friday, September 13, 2019, from Dusk to Dawn, we are dedicating and consecrating the 5th Anniversary of the construction of the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth with a day of silence. For the daring, there will be a full-moon walk at Dusk (moon rise: 7:26 p.m.; full moon: 10:35 p.m.).

Saturday, August 24, 2019

6th Anniversary of Lyons Flood

The Art-4-Art Group is meeting for the first time at the new Lyons Community Library on Saturday, August 24, 2019. This month's cards, "A Day of Silence" by Damaris O'Trand, are water colors based on walking the labyrinth almost daily, with inspiration from the artist, Carolyn Rondthaler. Next month will be the commemoration, dedication, and consecration of Colorado's Great Front Range Flood at the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth on September 13th.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July is International Zine Month, Art-4-Art, Lyons Community Library, "Stewardship"

July Is Zine Month
Title: "Stewardship"
Artist: Damaris O'Trand
Medium: Origami Paper Cover with interior 28-page mini zine; An edition of 22 mini-zines with origami paper covers.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DYI Resource for Zines and Zine Culture by Alex Wrekk

Make A Zine: Start Your Own Underground Revolution by Joe Biel with Bill Brent

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?: The Art of Making Zines and Mini-Comicsby Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson

On Line:
The Center for Cartoon Studies: One-Week Cartooning Workout, Day 1 - Day 8.

Exterior of Card

6 of the 22 cards

Taking It Apart: Exterior and Interior Envelope and Slider with a Mini-Zine

Front and Back of Mini-Zine

Inside Cover of Mini-Zine

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Art-4-Art, Lyons Regional Library, June 2019

Title: "To Each His Own"
Artist: Damaris O'Trand
June 15, 2019
Lyons Regional Library
"To Each His Own" #1 of 22 in series

Process, Media, Technique

I was given samples of Maruca material several months ago. Then I saw prayer flags that had been installed at the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth and was reminded of my favorite poem by Charlie M. I painted flags with water colors, attached squares of Maruca material to the front with glue dots, connected two ATC's with a brad, and covered the brad with art stickers shaped like flags, added a dab of gold water color to the prayer flags, and made a series of 22 cards while teaching my grand nieces (ages 12, 12, 13, and 14) how to make ATC's. Under the material on the front of the card, I numbered the series using pens given to me by my sister. My nieces were so enthusiastic about making ATC's that all four of them have decided to come to their first ATC Swap in Lyons, Colorado at the Lyons Regional Library, on June 15, 2019.

The title of the card is a short-hand phrase that my great-grandmother used to say when encouraging her daughters (my Grandmother Lula and Great Aunt Clifftonia) not to pay attention to what other people think. Of course, our mother, Idabelle, repeated the phrase to her own daughters (my sister and me) as we were growing up. The full phrase is, "To each his own," said the old lady as she kissed the cow.