Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tis the Season

I enjoyed the opening of the Art=Gift show at the Hygienic Gallery on Saturday night. What a great job the show organizer and resident artist Susan Hickman did putting this show together. It looks fantastic!

Sierra Drift is the name of a new series of small mixed media pieces I worked on for this show. I'm so happy with them that I plan on doing several more before I call the series complete. Here are two of my favorites. 
 © K. Johnson 'Sierra Drift #2' 4" x 4" mixed media on wood

© K. Johnson 'Sierra Drift #3' 4" x 4" mixed media on wood
This was the first year the participating artists were given the option to make ornaments.
I was so excited when the email with this info arrived. I haven't done anything crafty like this in a very long time. It was so much fun. A nice variety of ornaments are now decorating the front windows of the gallery.

I found an old dressmakers pattern in a thrift store a couple years ago that had green and red cutting lines on it instead of the usual black. It was so interesting I had to get it and figured I'd use it for something someday.
To make this ornament I glued the pattern paper to the front and back of pages from a garden book and then cut out petal shapes when dry. The petals and small wooden beads are strung together with wire and finished off with a button and raffia ribbon for hanging.

The show runs through Sunday Dec 23rd. Stop by and see the works of other local artists including Laura Gaffke, Diana SartorMillie Donovan and Sadie DeVore. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Two Tuesdays – Collage #23

© K. Johnson 'Aqueous' - 7"x 5" collage on paper

Playing with some more painted tissue papers. Getting away from the fall colors from the past couple of weeks and working with one of my favorite color combos - turquoise blue and spring green.

All the collages in this series can be seen here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Two Tuesdays – Collage #22

© K. Johnson 'Late Fall' - 7"x 5" collage on paper 

Not many leaves are left on the trees in my yard after Hurricane Sandy came through last Monday. Tuesday morning after the storm was so strange. We had no power and looking out the window you could see debris everywhere but the sun was shining to start a new day as if nothing had happened. My home was lucky to have power restored by Friday morning as many in my town were still without.

My thoughts are with the many who have been deeply affected by this storm and send hopes for the quickest possible recovery.
© K. Johnson 'Transition' - 7"x 5" collage on paper

All the collages in this series can be seen here.