Sunday, September 26, 2010

Current art for Ten Women

 A large canvas of mixed media collage.  It's called "Look within" because the answers are always inside of us not outside.
 This is a wood collage about the only thing that truly matters...loving oneself.  It's the key to life.  Technique learned in a class with Karen Michel.

This is another Towers and Turrets collage from Sharon Tomlinson and Deryn Mentock's online class.  I've gone forward with it and created some jewelry and made a frame for it to make it mine...
 Some jewelry I made from the collages I created in the Towers and Turrets online class instructed by Deryn Mentock and Sharon Tomlinson.
 A small painting of a terrier dog...just because.
The finished framed piece from a collage created from Towers and Turrets class...  I learned the techniques for creating the frame in a class with Julie Haymaker Thompson.    It's make out of foam core board.  I will be taking 2 of her classes at Art and Soul in Portland.  She's one of my favorite artists/teachers/people.


I'm gearing up for the holiday months and will be putting new art into Ten Women Venice Gallery this week.  It will be interrupted by a trip to Art and Soul, Portland on October 4th which I am very excited about. 
So, between working on calligraphy jobs before I leave, creating new art for the gallery and packing for 5 classes at Art and Soul, I'm making a list of new things I want to work on.  Whew!... I truly think I'm A type, hyper nuts and somewhat crazy all together.  It seems like I just don't stop!  What's wrong with me?

The truth be told, I just don't get enough pleasure from other things in my life to warrant using my time.  I do enjoy spending time with my dogs (limited).  I also enjoy spending time with my grand kids who are at an age where they are busy with their own social calendar.  My friends are busy with their own lives and my husband is busy earning a living...still.  What's a gal to do but do art...and I do it most days, all day long.  I never tire of it.  I think I'm beginning to resent anything that interrupts me in my creating.  Uh oh!  Did I just say that?  Obsessive maybe?  Should I worry?  Nope!  I'm a happy camper...

9 comments:

Martha Lever said...

Hi Renee,
You have some absolutely beautiful pieces here and you should do really well at the Ten Women Show. I so agree with everything you said in your last paragraph. I admit it, I am obsessive about my art and I don't know what I would do with myself if I didn't have it. Everyone is busy...and I am a happy camper too...it's all good!!!

Diana said...

All such wonderful projects Renee. Lucky you taking Deryn's on-line class and going to Art and Soul. Have a fantastic trip. You are not alone being a type A person....me too. We are passionate people about the things we love.
Hugs
Diana

Jane Farr said...

These are wonderful new pieces Renee! My favorite is the Towers piece with the background of gestural writing - awesome! Have a great time at A&S!

ruthie said...

Renee, i love the first painting especially & its title is very apt! I do hope you have a wonderful time at the art for soul, im so envious!! and what could be more wonderful in life than to be doing something you enjoy every day, i get a little miffed when things get in the way of my being creative too ;-) x

jo said...

Wow, you are one very talented lady! Love all your pieces and the bezel looks amazing. I get so frustrated with all the interruptions to my creating, especially having to go to work every night!! I just want to stay home and paint!

Bernie Berlin said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!!!

Theresa said...

Really loving your art Renee and hope you blog about your Art and Soul retreat! It's on my bucket list. Found you from Norah's and am a new follower:)

Stephani said...

Hi Renee, Your work is just awesome! I love what you are doing. I just recently took one of Sharons faces class and hoping to get into another one. So much too learn!
You are so lucky to get to go to Porland. I have been wanting to get there for a few years! Maybe someday!:) Hugs, Stephani

LiveArt said...

Your artwork is totally awesome girl!! WOW!! I just Love it sooo much!! Fantastic!!

Hugs and smiles,
Linda