LIVING ART ON THE EDGE DECEMBER POST

Happy holiday season to all!  Yes, we are well in the midst of it and it is a very busy one indeed.

This past month was surprisingly productive as there were 'glitches' that stymied me here and there, but that is life, isn't it?  I hope you enjoy the following art and this month I will share with you one of the easiest transfer techniques that I use.

"Two Feathers" This particular piece is part of the Feather Series I am working on.  In my October post I presented "Three Feathers".  The raven here in "Two Feathers' is a transfer and the method is relatively simple. Instructions: - Using clear contact paper, place image face down. - Gently sand the back of the image. - Spray with water and carefully rub backing off the image to remove excess paper. - Using a pan of water, occasionally dip the image to clean off the paper you have rubbed from the back of image...do not pour this down your drain as it can clog pipes. - Continue this process until all excess paper is removed.  I find by holding the image up to light you can see whether or not all the excess paper is removed. - Once you have a clean image you may mount it to your artwork with gloss medium.  

"Two Feathers"

This particular piece is part of the Feather Series I am working on.  In my October post I presented "Three Feathers".  The raven here in "Two Feathers' is a transfer and the method is relatively simple.

Instructions:

- Using clear contact paper, place image face down.

- Gently sand the back of the image.

- Spray with water and carefully rub backing off the image to remove excess paper.

- Using a pan of water, occasionally dip the image to clean off the paper you have rubbed from the back of image...do not pour this down your drain as it can clog pipes.

- Continue this process until all excess paper is removed.  I find by holding the image up to light you can see whether or not all the excess paper is removed.

- Once you have a clean image you may mount it to your artwork with gloss medium.

 

"Hymn" This piece was inspired by a Chinese hymnal that I was given to integrate into my art.  

"Hymn"

This piece was inspired by a Chinese hymnal that I was given to integrate into my art.

 

"Fukushima" At my last Art Encounter group, a dear friend named this piece for me.  I felt it was an appropriate name.  Art groups are a great way to share ideas and be inspired by others.  I have found it invaluable to my creative process and am grateful for all the ideas that I have accumulated there.   

"Fukushima"

At my last Art Encounter group, a dear friend named this piece for me.  I felt it was an appropriate name.  Art groups are a great way to share ideas and be inspired by others.  I have found it invaluable to my creative process and am grateful for all the ideas that I have accumulated there. 

 

"Revelation" This particular piece was a result of a situation where I discovered that things are not always what they seemed to be.  

"Revelation"

This particular piece was a result of a situation where I discovered that things are not always what they seemed to be.

 

"Rustifarious" Yes, I am a lover of rust!  I find all these wonderful pieces many times on my walks.  On occasion I will be 'gifted' with something by a friend who knows my quirks. *** LOCAL NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO EVENTS: - "Pressing Through Time" continues at the Harwood Museum in Taos, NM through January 4th, 2016 - "Taos Folk Pop-Up Store" continues through December 24th at the Stables Gallery in Taos - "Lighting of Ledoux" in Taos is December 5th.  This is a annual event where galleries open their doors and light hundreds of farolitos along the historic street in Taos' oldest art district. - "Holiday on the High Road" featuring High Road artists begins Saturday December 5th through the end of the month at Light Mountain Gallery in Penasco, NM - "Observing the Withdrawn" a mixed media installation by Todd Christensen is on view through January 4th, 2016 at the ART.i.factory in Santa Fe, NM - Nisa Touchon Fine Art in Santa Fe will have their monthly collage party on December 5th from 6 to 9 p.m.  $15.00 charge - "Exquisite Corpse" exhibit continues at the Nisa Touchon Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fethrough December 12th - The Santa Fe Book Arts Group Contemporary Book Arts Exhibit continues at the Capitol Building Rotunda through December 11th.  It's a real WOW! *** NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS: - "Hannelore Baron: Collage and Assemblage runs though December 24th at the Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles - "Chaos and Control" the ceramics of Jay Kvapil will be on view at the Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles through December 23rd - "45 Years of Bookarts" continues through January 10th, 2016 at the Center for the Book in San Francisco - Laszlo Layton's prints created using a large format camera and the cyanotype method then hand painted will be on view at the Ottosen Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona's Desert Botanical Gardens - "Art on Paper/Miami Project" will be on view at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami from December 1st through the 6th. - The Jewish Museum in New York City presents the exhibit titled "Unorthodox" through March 27th, 2016 - New York MOMA continues "Picasso Sculpture" through February 7th, 2016 - "Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture" continues through April 3rd, 2016 at Tate Modern, London - "Works to Know by Heart: Matisse in Focus" continues through May 2nd at Tate Modern, Liverpool - Ai Weiwei's exhibit continues through December 13th at the Royal Academy of Arts in London through December 13th - "White" and exhibit of the ceramics of Edmund de Waal continues at the Royal Academy of Arts in London through January 3rd, 2016        *** MUST NOT MISS: - This totally 'wowed' me...check out the following website to see Tokyo's latest contribution to artists:  http://thisiscolossal.com/2015/11/japanese-pigment-store/ - Are you a ceramics fan?  Check out www.janakilarsen.com for phenomenal finishes and glazes - Andy Goldsworthy has a new book that documents many of his nature pieces titled "Ephemeral Works: 2004-2014 - Last but not least, a site selling unique curiosities:  www.obsolete.com     This may be a good source for installation and mixed media artists                                                                               *** Once again it is time to leave you until the next month.  Should you have questions about techniques or any processes used in my pieces, you may contact me at: livingartontheedge@gmail.com To view all artwork and pricing, please view my website at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com Enjoy your holiday season and flaunt your creativity!  

"Rustifarious"

Yes, I am a lover of rust!  I find all these wonderful pieces many times on my walks.  On occasion I will be 'gifted' with something by a friend who knows my quirks.

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LOCAL NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO EVENTS:

- "Pressing Through Time" continues at the Harwood Museum in Taos, NM through January 4th, 2016

- "Taos Folk Pop-Up Store" continues through December 24th at the Stables Gallery in Taos

- "Lighting of Ledoux" in Taos is December 5th.  This is a annual event where galleries open their doors and light hundreds of farolitos along the historic street in Taos' oldest art district.

- "Holiday on the High Road" featuring High Road artists begins Saturday December 5th through the end of the month at Light Mountain Gallery in Penasco, NM

- "Observing the Withdrawn" a mixed media installation by Todd Christensen is on view through January 4th, 2016 at the ART.i.factory in Santa Fe, NM

- Nisa Touchon Fine Art in Santa Fe will have their monthly collage party on December 5th from 6 to 9 p.m.  $15.00 charge

- "Exquisite Corpse" exhibit continues at the Nisa Touchon Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fethrough December 12th

- The Santa Fe Book Arts Group Contemporary Book Arts Exhibit continues at the Capitol Building Rotunda through December 11th.  It's a real WOW!

***

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS:

- "Hannelore Baron: Collage and Assemblage runs though December 24th at the Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles

- "Chaos and Control" the ceramics of Jay Kvapil will be on view at the Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles through December 23rd

- "45 Years of Bookarts" continues through January 10th, 2016 at the Center for the Book in San Francisco

- Laszlo Layton's prints created using a large format camera and the cyanotype method then hand painted will be on view at the Ottosen Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona's Desert Botanical Gardens

- "Art on Paper/Miami Project" will be on view at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami from December 1st through the 6th.

- The Jewish Museum in New York City presents the exhibit titled "Unorthodox" through March 27th, 2016

- New York MOMA continues "Picasso Sculpture" through February 7th, 2016

- "Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture" continues through April 3rd, 2016 at Tate Modern, London

- "Works to Know by Heart: Matisse in Focus" continues through May 2nd at Tate Modern, Liverpool

- Ai Weiwei's exhibit continues through December 13th at the Royal Academy of Arts in London through December 13th

- "White" and exhibit of the ceramics of Edmund de Waal continues at the Royal Academy of Arts in London through January 3rd, 2016       

***

MUST NOT MISS:

- This totally 'wowed' me...check out the following website to see Tokyo's latest contribution to artists:  http://thisiscolossal.com/2015/11/japanese-pigment-store/

- Are you a ceramics fan?  Check out www.janakilarsen.com for phenomenal finishes and glazes

- Andy Goldsworthy has a new book that documents many of his nature pieces titled "Ephemeral Works: 2004-2014

- Last but not least, a site selling unique curiosities:  www.obsolete.com     This may be a good source for installation and mixed media artists

                                                                              ***

Once again it is time to leave you until the next month.  Should you have questions about techniques or any processes used in my pieces, you may contact me at:

livingartontheedge@gmail.com

To view all artwork and pricing, please view my website at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

Enjoy your holiday season and flaunt your creativity!