Sunday, October 28, 2018

In Case I Forget What Friends Who Travel to the Other Side of the Planet Are For

Thank you for your E-mail:

I love your little folded books that say so much in so little space, both text and images.
Red Lake

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Math with Bad Drawings: Ben Orlin

Just finished reading "Math with Bad Drawings" by Ben Orlin. So wish I'd had a teacher like Ben when I was in high school. This is a must read for anyone who is still afraid of math and anyone who likes a good joke. Click here to check out Ben's Blog and website: Math with Bad Drawings

Monday, October 22, 2018

Composer, Emily Bond

Listening to some delicious music videos created by an old friend. I can now say, I knew her when. I've added her site to my links of interest. If want to hear some great music, click here: Composer, Emily Bond.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Resist and Persist"

Art-4-Art, Lyons Regional Library, Lyons, Colorado
Oct. 20, 2018Title: "Resist & Resist"
Artist: Damaris O'Trand, The Gutter Artist
Medium: Water Color and Pebeo Drawing Gum and Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid resists on Canson Cold Press, 140 lb., some use of Crayola Markers

The idea for this series came after finding a bee's wax melting pot and a supply of bee's wax at the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth. Using wax like a batik resist on paper was labor intensive. Waiting for resist to dry, then painting, then waiting, then removing, then improving, then messing up, then allowing, then discovering the labels don't stick to wax, then starting over, then finding Yao Cheng's videos on, and buying Courtney Cerruti's book, "Playing with Surface Design: Modern Techniques for Painting, Stamping, Printing, and More." I call this process, "Resist and Persist."