Another cold day, so it the idea of staying in and playing with Photoshop sounded pretty good. Wanting to apply to a competition, “Same but Different” I needed to figure out how to make a diptych in Photoshop. Now, I can show the original glass world and the photos that come from it. Above right is the eight inch disk and on the left is Folds at the Edge of the Sun, which you can just make out at the very bottom of the disk. This world has a lot more to it, so I will have to make a few more combo pieces. Now, on to some more same but different pieces.
On October 2nd and 3rd, Tom Krueger and I will be hosting an Open Studio once again. This gives folks a chance to come see us in more of our element than at an art fair. Tom will once again have his work in the greenhouse, and also plans to throw pots in the kiln area of my work space. I will have much more than you see at any show, covering all aspects of my glass work. The photos above are of Tom’s booth at Artstreet this last weekend with mobiles made by his son (Casey Early Krueger) hanging from the tent rafters. Hopefully we will have some of Casey’s work as well. And, just maybe, another artist or two….
The hours planned are noon to 4pm on Friday Oct. 2 and 10 am to 4 (or 5) pm on Saturday, Oct. 3. That’s what we have planned right now, but we’ll keep you posted if things change. Address is Nsixsixoneeight Hillside Road, Casco WI and you can send a message here for more information.
Making the fabric with Spoonflower’s program made me think about creating mirror images that could be printed on other materials, i.e. standard photos, metal prints. There is a great tutorial on making them in Photoshop, so I got to work. Finally got to bed about 1:30 am….. (which was a bit of an issue because our Great Dane/White Shepherd mix had decided he was sleeping in my spot). My husband questioned whether or not these new images were true to my claim that all of the designs I show are “in the glass”. Well, the only manipulation I do is to multiply the photographic image, so I’m thinking it’s not much of a stretch. And what I am seeing seems worth the work! Enjoy!
The new throw pillows available through Fine Art America started me thinking about having some of my images printed on fabric once again. This is something I have had in the back of my mind for a long time, and I have played with designs on Spoonflower, but never followed through with an order. Well, time has come! I ordered a few designs in their 8″ swatch format and they arrived today. With arrival of an adapter to try my macro lens on my husband’s new Sony a6000 mirrorless camera I had the perfect photo shoot opportunity. Here are some of the designs (I created a total of 11). They are “mirror repeat” patterns, each made with one of my macro photos. The pictures could be better, but this gives you the general idea. New product concepts are forming…..2015 should be interesting!
Happy New Year! and a belated Merry Christmas!
This time next week, the first day of the Tour d’Art will be done. Tom Krueger will be moving his pottery, painting and mixed media into the greenhouse and I will be opening up my studio for a couple of days. Since there is no Art Studio Tour this year this will be the only time for the public to get the behind the scenes studio experience. All of the details can be found on my Events page.
I should have have posted this a little earlier, but a lot of my time has been spent getting our newly adopted pups accustomed to their new home. Yeah, we went kind of crazy and adopted a 2-ish year old White Shepherd/Great Dane/who knows what else dog and a 5-7 month old White Shepherd puppy last week. Having so much fun with them. So, instead of artwork I am posting a picture of the new family members. Hope they don’t mind visitors next weekend!