Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tahitian Marketplace

Tahitian Marketplace by Celestialbean
Tahitian Marketplace, a photo by Celestialbean on Flickr.


So the next hurdle is here, posting pictures. With a glorious Holy week to bolster me, a friendship chapter has closed with the death of a very dear friend, and many springtime activities awaiting me I trudge into Spring. I had hoped to skip into to Spring, but it feels like I'm cheering my son onto the finish line of 11th grade, it's been a harder year than expected. For the first time he has had  challenging teacher personalties to deal with, fact of life you won't love them all. But he is a sweet kid, who truly loves to learn so to see him struggle for the first time in 11 years has been hard for me. It's just not cool for a parent to give them what for, evidently. He has entered multiple art contests and we wait to see how those will pan out. It could bring an opportunity for a summer art session away, and some small monetary prizes for college. So I try to keep him focused on the things he loves and yet not loose sight of things he still has to do to pass and succeed for next year.

Technology has been a bear this week, but not one to give up I know with some tutoring and note taking it all will be revealed and I will be the wiser women for meeting the challenge. Hopefully it will be pictures that get revealed here, as I take on my own first challenge swapping buttons to make something artful for Spring.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Art Blooms

So one of the events I participate in, here in Baltimore is Art Blooms at the Walters. We create a flower arrangement based off a piece of art. This year it's the Mayan exhibit and we have a small clay statue of a Mayan god, that has deteriorated a bit through the years. So imagination and creativity will come into play. My club the Ten Hills Garden Club has been in existence for 79 years. It's been a struggle to get fresh blood into the club, with so many people working more then one job, a garden club seems like something your great aunt would do. So we are doing what we can to change that image.

This event at the Walters is pretty amazing. The rules are strict so as not to let creatures into the gallery. All flowers have to come from a florist, nothing from your yard. No standing water only oasis can be used. We have a terracotta pot which we have sealed 3 times just to be safe and we have a plastic liner. I've brushed it with bronze gilders paste to add some luster. Today I go to seal the deal with the florist for the stems we want to use. I will take pictures to post so you can see the result. If you live near Baltimore I highly recommend it. It's April 13-15. Typically 30-50 clubs participate and it's a fund raiser for the Women's committee .
I think this event is what peaked my interest for the Art Bead Scene challenges, it's the same type of artistic expression, only with Artisan made beads.