Since I last wrote my studio has become a laboratory of experimentation.
My treasure trove of collage pieces has found its way to new canvas and wood panels. Maps, wrapping paper, ticket stubs, tissue dress patterns, string, architecture text books, all torn and carefully glued.
Home is Where affection Calls, 20″ x 16″, High Country Art Gallery – Blue Ridge, GA
Extra house paint, latex, is painted and rubbed on top of the texture.
Change the music.
Look some more.
Acrylics, pastels, charcoal over it all.
Throw me a Line Pal, 18″x 24″
Homeward Bound, 12″x 9″, High Country Art Gallery – Blue Ridge, GA
Loup Solitaire, 20″x 16″, High Country Art Gallery – Blue Ridge, GA
These new pieces can all be see at High Country Art Gallery in Blue Ridge, GA. More experiments are stirring in the studio with subject matter such as whales, turtles, horses, and insect life. Stay tuned.
I have been scanning artist trading cards as they have arrived for the 6 Degrees Pocket Change event. As I have mentioned before there are packages arriving from around the world. American participants send a stamped self addressed envelope with their cards, but the international group send ephemera from their home countries. It has been a delight to see what has arrived from Australia, Canada, Italy, India, New Zealand. The papers, stamps, images, old magazines, ribbons, fabrics, I could go on and on.
Meanwhile I have continued to create my own cards.
This card has a double meaning for me as Joy is my mother’s name as well as one of the most wonderful words created.
On the back of an ATC artists put their contact information and often the title of the little piece. I needed a way to display this information. So I looked at my business cards, they are sorely out of date lacking the address of my new blog and no mention of my Beth Rommel Studio facebook page. (You are invited to go to that page and if you want you are welcome to “like” it. Is that shameless commerce or what?) So I created a new card for that purpose.
Ephemera for ATCs
Maybe you will be receiving one of these in the mail. Actually any of the ATCs contributed will delight you. The love and goodwill sent to my door is a beautiful reflection on the true meaning of pocket change, a little something to make a positive change. They are almost ready to go.