I have several supports for possible finished works...I LOVE that they are all different..
one 10x8" 1 1/2" gallery wrap canvas
one 6x 12" cradled panel
one 8x16" 1" gallery wrap canvas
and one 12x12" cradled wood panel
The past couple of days I've been in the lab making sunflower paper casts out of newspaper. Two things have come up in the past day or so that have put me back in the lab. First, the book that Arnold Grummer is writing...As they are getting to the preparation for sending it to the editor stage I have learned that since it will be called "Trash into Treasure" the focus is on GREEN! It will be coming out on earth day 2011...great marketing strategy I suppose!! SOOOO...I've been brainstorming with the Grummers on how we can use my methods and create the greenest work possible for those who would like to do these type projects (not to the same level as mine as they said...) with the greenest materials possible. That means recycling, that means other materials...THUS the newspaper casts. I like the way the sunflowers came out, so on to step two...how to present them in the best way possible...:) RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!! Second, a new show that will accept recycled work...again...THUS THE NEWSPAPER SUNFLOWERS! SO, for me to take care of two issues with one project makes me HAPPY!! FUN STUFF!!
Today I am playing with composition for my wonderful little sunflower babies...I like different things about each...I have enough sunflowers and a blackbird or two for more than one piece... So far I've come up with three possibilities...probably more before the day is out...My limitation is that I must create work that has a finished edge to it as there is no time for ordering frames...Again, FUN STUFF!!
#2: 12x12" cradled wood panel...this could work as well!!
This could be a nice and simple companion to the other one...only I think I'd place the flower a little higher...add a stem...:)
I think I would have gotten further today except for the fact that some dear friends of ours...more like second parents were in a terrible accident. Ben had 9 fractured ribs and a collapsed lung so we were off to the hospital to see him and make sure he was going to be OK. Those darn snows...and they live in Evergreen...they just got plowed into! WHEW...glad he's going to make it, but his lung collapsed again while we were visiting so he isn't out of the woods YET. His dear wife, Doneva is scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday for breast cancer...so these dear people need any prayers and well wishes that any of you out there are willing to give!! Can you imagine...facing a scary surgery in one hospital with your husband in ICU at another hospital!! Kinda makes one feel blessed with their daily small annoyances doesn't it!! I'm sure anyone who reads this will be pulling for Ben and Doneva...the two second best parent like people I know!! Hang in there you two!!
For the rest of you out there...HAPPY SUNDAY CREATING!!