Tonight I went to a fabulous art reception for my dear friend Dale Latta( painter) and showing along with the amazing Don Ellis (pottery). I got all dressed up in my finest Paris attire and some cool new jewelry. I took along my camera because I thought it would be good to post on their event. Both are great artist and deserve some kudos, but I did have alternative motives.
I talk about how I have no friends and I just stay home or work, which is true 99.9% of the time, But this night was different. I wasent to tired to get all dolled up and rub elbows with my fellow artist friends, whom I don't see near enough. I was taking pictures and thinking about the blog post that would follow. My dear friend Janet offered to take a picture of me and my friend Michael Billie (an amazing encaustic artist) when she noted "there's no memory cart in here. OF COURSE THERE'S NOT!!! its at home in my computer from uploading bunny pix! So I enjoyed the night with no photo graphical evidence to prove I was present!
Miss Olive came home with me and was feeling a bit artsy. I have a recycled sculpture of a house made of old metal, milk carton, sticks. and paper. Olive is very good about leaving all my art untouched, but this piece just calls her name. She is constantly sticking a doll inside it or having them walk up the latter ect. Tonight, while playing, she had her chubby little hands on it again, I reminded her that we have had "the talk" and she is not to touch my artwork. Olive responded "well, this is not really art it is a fairy house" Apparently Olive has many faeries who follow her around, waiting for her to cook them meals, entertain them, tuck them in bed, read to them, ect...These fairies seem a bit demanding to me!! So I suggested we make out own"faerie houses"
We used some old paper cans (paper prune can and soy protein and a plastic toddler treat container. We covered the paper ones in craft paper, cut a door and put on a roof with some sparkly glitter paper. The plastic one is painted. I made door knobs, Glued feet to the bottom so they would stand up. Olive put my piece of "art' back in its place and said "these are way better fairy houses"
So although I dont have pix of great professional art, and a fantastic opening with lots of my art friends.
The night was a huge success. Olive figures we gave home to 10, maybe 20 faeries who other wise would have been out on the street, cold and hungry. It an epidemic! Join in the fight. Each faerie home you build means .....some... faeries will not be out in the cold (its hard to get a good count as they migrate and I just found out, are often invisible. Ask a 3 year old, they seem to have all the stats!)