Thursday, February 23, 2017

Abigail B. on Richard Rossi

Doodle Time:

Kick back, get out your art supplies and your sketch book and just spend an hour or so doodling and listening as Richard Rossi interviews the Founder of A.R.T.S. Anonymous, Abigail B.:

A.R.T.S., Art-4-Art, Lyons Memorial Labyrinth, The Gutter Artist, Artist Trading Cards, Lyons Memorial Library, ATC's

Anonymity: The Spiritual Foundation of All Our Traditions (ever reminding us to place principles before personalities).

Is the word really out? Is there actually gossip on Facebook that the Powers that Be "want to get rid of" the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth? Are there "posters" out there trying to find The Gutter Artist? Has The Gutter Artist been outed? Is the 30-year record of remaining anonymous at an end? Join us at:

P.S. Is it any coincidence that it is 30 years to the day that I attended my first A.R.T.S. meeting in New York City and spent the day yesterday (Feb. 22, 2017) on an "Artist's Date" to the Denver Art Museum using my RTD Eco Pass?

"The Trade Is The Thing"

Come to the next Artist Trading Card Swap at the Lyons Regional Library, the third Saturday in March (March 18th), 12:30 p.m. Bring at least 12 ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) to Share and Trade).

The Steamboat Valley Muse Sits at the Confluence, contemplating the year 2011, never foreseeing the consequences of The Great Front Range Flood, September 11, 2013.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

ATC's, ART-4-ART, Lyons Regional Library, "My Earth"

My Earth: "Will It Help to Freak Out"
Inspired by:
1. Post Card from Denver Art Museum Show: "Mi Tierra"
2. Readings from "The Daily Stoic" by Ryan Holiday
3. Impressions from first month in office: President #45
4. Conversations with and emails from women
5. Equal Rights Amendment website
6. Women's March on Washington

Covers: Sanity Quotes of Inspiration
SANITY QUOTES: 18 Hand-Lettered, ATC-Sized Cards
Here's three samples:

Cards: Series of 22 individual cards on brown cardstock
Media: Collage from National Geographic Magazine using UHU Glue Stick; Faber- Castell Gel Sticks; Black China Marker; Colored Pencil; Daniel Smith water color medium; Caran d'Ache Gouache Tablet; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; Mod Podge Glitter Glue and Finish; Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Semi-Transparent Finish; sprinkled with currency shreds created from notes no longer fit for circulation from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch Money Museum.

Here's three samples:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Equal Rights Amendment

I was born 100 years after the first women's convention in Seneca Falls (1848). I will be 100 years old in 2048. My goal is to live long enough to witness the ratification and enactment of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Starting in mid-January, I've been sending post cards to 40 of my women friends commiting to this goal as I turn 69 this month.