Sunday, February 17, 2008

I've been quiet......but I've been arting!

I have been quiet........but I have done some art! I have been working the past few days on a collage I am going to be entering in a juried art show. Just showing a glimpse of it today :) Still more to do on it......I am taking my sweet time but its getting close to completion.

One of my blog readers happens to be in the art association..........can't let her see now can we??? LOL

So far Its coming out brilliantly :)

Something really kewl happened today! I have a product I use, its been around for a while, but it was sold by a small business called "Collageable Planet" by artist Pat Murkland.

I LOVE this stuff and haven't seen any "Collageble planet" stuff around in ages. So, I decided to do some investigative work, to find she lives maybe 10 minutes from me!! How cool is that! So I phoned her and she called me back today! We talked for a while and she is just so cool! I swore I was the only one out this direction who was into this sort of stuff. She has taught at Artfest in the past and is just so cool. She has some of the stuff I am looking for plus more stuff so we are going to meet up soon! I am excited. I felt sort of strange calling her-I thought maybe I sounded weird or something (lol) but she said she was actually happy someone remembered "Collageable planet." My day started out really crappy but that phone call from her made my day.
Yesterday I HAD to get out of the house so I hit an antique store..........found some really kewl old books with some fantastic illustrations. Also a set of old tiny leather books-don't know what I am gonna do with them, but I needed them for something


Altered Kat said...

Your treasures found while antique shopping sound wonderful! :o) I've added your blog to my blog list and will visit again soon!

Kat :o)

Sherry Goodloe said...

That's the way I shop TOO Kristy. I recently picked up some really really old hymnals at an antique mall that was closing. I know I want to use the pages in collage work, but I almost hate to tear them up. I'll get over that though. LOL Sherry - your new friend in Lake Forest, CA

Loudlife said...

Kristy - That's so great! (the phone call part) Even though I live in an area where mixed media/altered art is well known I still have a hard time meeting like-minded people.

Thanks for coming by my blog! I'm going to put your link in my "Visit the ZNE Design Team" link list ASAP.


Anonymous said...

Love the piece you are working on...can't wait to see it when you are finished. How neat that you connected Pat Murkland. I am glad you got to talk to her. Your visit to the antique store sounds like a wonderful treasure hunt. Worth getting out of the house. Congratulations on being picked for the ZNE design team!!! Very deserving!!!