Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wonderfully Distracted

Relief print on painted paper
17" x 23"
(The optics of this print really play havoc on one's eyes -- even online. )

I'm distractedly trying to work on my small collages today.   I've read many blogs, emailed an artist, purchased  a moleskin journal with a lovely hand-printed linen cover from Lotta of inleaf, talked on the phone far too long, and googled my own blog -- just because it's a responsible thing to do. :)  I'm glad I did, too, because I discovered  Jane Cabrera's delightful children's illustrations in the process and her flickr site with links to many other wonderful designers and artists' flickr sites. 

 
Relief print on painted paper
17" x 23"
Haven't forgotten about posting about the Portland artist.  Planning to post it very soon.  But now, I simply must go tear some Arches paper for my collage "supports."

Happy Saturday!!!

9 comments:

holly aka golly said...

Sometimes you just have to let your mind wander and what better place than the internet? Sound like you found a few gems along the way.

Gloria said...

Hi Holly. Yes, guess it's true. Especially after a full week of work. I noticed one of your lovely nest paintings on Jane Cabrera's flickr favorites.:) Thanks for visiting! Best...

em said...

gloria, thanks for the two links. i could follow art blogs all day! i really like your relief pieces. are those printed, or collages?

Gloria said...

Hi Em, Thanks for visiting and commenting! I know what you mean about art blogs: There are so many wonderful blogs it's mind- boggling -- or, perhaps I should say "mind-bloggling"! :) The relief prints were done directly onto the papers. First, I painted the papers with acrylic washes; then I inked up the found objects (brass oriental trivet and some other unknown kitchen item-)and applied them to the papers. (I used a foam block for the square on the brown paper.) Thanks for your interest!

Liv Sørvaag said...

Hi Gloria !

There are so many good artist out in blogland , and you is one of them.I really love your art !
And also like the way you do it !
best from Liv

Gloria said...

Hi Liv, Your kind, kind words made my day! Your interest in my art means a great deal to me because you render such amazingly beautiful art in so many mediums! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Best..

Clementina van der Walt said...

I love your images, very inspiring!

Clementina van der Walt said...
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Gloria said...

Hi Clementina, Thanks so much for visiting and for your kindness!! I absolutely LOVE your work and your blog! Your pieces are outstanding! Wish I could visit your studio and see your work en masse as well as the work of the embroiderers who share your space. Cheeers!