Monday, July 14, 2008

Prompt Day and More

The first photo is a 5 x 7" collage (beeswax embellished) I did recently. The other two photos are Artist Trading Cards. I talked last week about doing art with junk mail. These weren't exactly junk mail, but they were postcards from art exhibits that I added bits and pieces to and made ATCs.
I had a fun weekend. Saturday a friend and I went to Sharon Springs. She had danced there professionally as a teenager in the 1970's as a summer job. She showed me the old resort she had danced in (no longer in operation) and showed me alot of other parts of the village. We walked down to see a mineral spring (very smelly) and went to a very neat shop. From my friend and from the shopkeeper, I heard alot of stories about concentration camp survivors coming there for the mineral spring treatments. It was really fascinating!
Sunday I got together with some art friends for an art project. That was alot of fun!
The prompt for this week is to think of a label that has been applied to you at some point during your life. For example, maybe you were always considered the sensitive one in your family. Whatever the label write or do art from that point of view or with that label in mind.
"Oh, nobody understands anything. We're all just here, blinking in the light like kittens. The older I get, the more I see that nothing makes sense but to try to learn true compassion."
Elizabeth Berg the novel The Year of Pleasures


Marilyn Rock said...

Lovely collage Laura! Great feel to it. Your ATC's are very cool! I like your prompt, too. Hmmmmmmmm; what can I do with "Pipe". That was a label, put on me, in middle school and kind of stuck for the longest time :) I think I was the skinniest kid in school and that's what the kids came up with. I guess I could really have fun with the label if I put my mind to it. :)

Kerri Jean said...

Great "junk art." I love the idea of repurposing existing stuff -so very green!! I love Elizabeth Berg. The Pull of the Moon is one of my favorites.