Friday, April 11, 2014

Updates on further art adventures involving driftwood

Greetings to all!

As mentioned earlier, I am still actively producing, and participating in the production of art on driftwood. Basically, as has been true for a good couple of years, I  have not been doing a lot of oil painting, mainly because I find myself spending so much more time on creating art that we sell, through Marshall Arts, with husband creating words, etc.

This process has allowed for a richer diversity of shapes & expressions through wood - we are able to use all sizes and shapes and manifestations of three dimensional pieces of driftwood - each are essentially an individually decorated, illustrated, and drawn sculpture. The starting-off point for these woods are the words that Jim feels as emanating from the wood - things that then I illustrate. I mainly do the drawings and he paints, though I've been known to participate with the painting as well. Mainly, all the little intricate drawings take up so much time that I'd have little time left to paint!

Our facebook page for this artistic conjunction is here. I am currently off Facebook personally, though I still visit our Marshall Arts page.

The piece I am sharing at the beginning of this post today is an oldie we sold months ago, but I have been recently spending some time unearthing old cell phone photos of these, and Photoshopping them as best I can so as to create something akin to a portfolio!

The words on the following piece are:

The Concept of Solidarity, Seemingly As Fierce & Tangible As a Rolling Wall of Flame, & Yet No Easier to Manifest Than Levitation Among Jupiter's Moons, Does Rest on Twin Foundations Both of Which Are Indisputably Accurate & Concrete, First, That the Vast Majority of Earth's Inhabitants Are Working Class Folk, & Second, That Every Human Being, Without a Single Exception, Is Either Cousins or Even Closer Kin

Here are a few other pieces

On another note, came back from a groovy art fair in South Texas this past weekend. The show was called the Starving Artist Show at La Villita in San Antonio, TX. A main reason we went was to visit some of Jim's family, who partially sponsored our participation. They are wonderful people and I was happy to finally meet them.

The event itself was incredibly fun and moderately successful sales-wise, in spite of the unexpectedly bad weather. I had never been to that area of the world, so I was very happy to visit and participate in an art sale so far from home.

 This shows our actual setup - as can be seen, we sell wood, photography, and some of my oil paintings on wood - though none of the Turner project! Those are special
We have created a book format for all the poems written on wood! We have at our booth hard copies available, but also we have a Kindle edition, for sale for $6. Inquire if you would like a copy but can't do Kindle, for some reason. We are also happy to mail the hard copy, though this would cost $10 + shipping.

Speaking of Kindle store, other writings by Jim are available at our Kindle store.

Some more images of our setup, and the surrounding areas. San Antonio is a lovely town.

This trip did entail a rather grueling 30 hours, cumulative, in a car, though, from Southern Appalachia to South Texas, so people can imagine how I feel now, LOL. Needless to say, saw a lot of coffeeshops.

Chattanooga, TN

San Antonio, TX

Baton Rouge, LA
Tuscaloosa, AL

Laurel, MS

Atlanta, GA (this was fun - was my old hangout from way back)
HOPE ALL are having a great weekend!