Thursday, August 27, 2015
Friends have told me just hire someone, it's not that expensive. But really I just wanted to do it myself AND I wanted to somehow connect this blog and not have to start over with a new blog as well.
So ....I started looking into it for the umpteenth time this past week when the only thing left on my to do list was clean and rearrange the studio and all the art on all the walls in my house and unpack all the boxes of art from past shows. Gulp...didn't want to go there yet...and I've heard Wix.com is easy to publish by yourself.
Well I picked a template and started one- then sent it to my daughter to check it over. Ummm, she tells me "not to be rude, but you've made a big mess of it, would you mind if I had a go with it? This is something that would be really fun for me." Music to my ears!! No, not at all honey... that would be awesome!
She did a great job. Thank you Katherine!
Check it out here: boiseartist.wix.com/pammcknight
Monday, July 20, 2015
|Green is for Envy|
|Finding yellow items...|
|And it opens!|
|Gathering Orange Items|
Stayed tuned for more to come...I would like to create a whole series of these...
Monday, July 13, 2015
|12" x 12" Mountain bike collages with bike parts|
|One of a kind collaged cards, keychains and my email sign in book.|
|This piece I wound up moving to another wall as I didn't want a rambunctious foosball player to bump into it. This is a collage on a round wooden table top with a bike wheel drilled into it, and it turns.|
|You can see where I moved the wheel and I think it looks a lot better. The "glowing" on the bottom left are the posters designed by local artists for the beer of the month. Mine is on the right next to the couch.|
|The second piece from the left sold at the opening.|
Monday, July 6, 2015
|This is my newest sketchbook. My friend Marianne at Great Wide Open Art made it for me. Click on the link to contact her to purchase your very own. What I like about it is 1-its size, nice and small to fit in my travel case and that I can finish a painting in about an hour and 2 - that the pages are made with nice watercolor paper and 3- the closure on it is cute and works well.|
|I have taken it to TVAA Urban Sketching Events...|
|I've taken it camping at 10,000 ft.|
|It went to the Grand Canyon...|
|In our travel trailer...|
|And even to a wedding...|
|Coming soon...road trip and more adventures in the journal!|
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
|Panel members introducing themselves to each other. Lots of assemblage art on display. |
For a full description click on this link:
|We had a full house!|
|The Panel discussion was on Monday night...|
|...then on Thursday night I was showing at First Thursday at Idaho Blueprint|
|On Saturday I met about 10 ladies and 1 gentleman at the Idaho Youth Ranch Outlet. For many of them it was their first experience and for others they came back for more fun.|
|Items are not sorted, the fun is digging through the bins to see what you can find.|
|"Hmm, I wonder how I could use this?"|
|"What do you think?"|
|Rows and Rows of stuff|
|This is what I bought for around $3|
|Then it was back to my studio to see what we could create with the items we found.|
|Most of the projects didn't get finished as they needed to be propped up to dry etc.|
But they got a good start.
|Some worked inside where it was a little cooler.|
|Who knew taking arms off Barbies was so hard...|
|We had to pull out the dremel.|
I can't wait to see all the finished projects. The Next TVAA show is in August called "Hunting and Gathering" I hope to see all of these pieces there.
|This was a cool surprise I got in the mail the other day from one of my high school friends, Lisa. Thank You!|
Saturday, May 30, 2015
|Bike Art for the Garden|
Last night I hosted a meeting of "Art Project Boise" on my back deck. A nice little group. Each month a word prompt is put out for inspiration and then members show up for a sort of "show and tell" Since it was at my house my 5 minutes stretched into showing almost every piece I've ever made. :)
Monday June 1
Artist Panel Discussion
join us at the Treasure Valley Artist Alliance monthly meeting 6pm at Idaho Parents Unlimited at 4619 W. Emerald St. Boise ID
I will be moderating a panel of four assemblage artists.
Marilyn Cosho, Kathleen Keys (James Castle), Kay Seurat, and Cyndy Lounsberry. Come hear how they got started and insider tips and tricks.
Thursday June 4
I will be the featured artist for Idaho Blueprint and Supply Co.
Artist Trading Card Make and Take
Over 50 pieces of my art will be on display through the end of the month.
Saturday June 6
Dumpster Dive and Apres Dumpster Dive Workshop
In conjunction with TVAA I will lead an introduction to the Idaho Youth Ranch Outlet. If you would like to attend with other local artists meet in the parking lot on Irving St. at 10:15.
At noon those that sign up will meet up at my studio and turn those objects into a work of art!
We still have 4 spaces available. Sign up Here.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
|It came out perfect this go around.|
|After I glued down the pieces, I added dots and swirls of paint between the ephemera.|
|I decided to start painting on the resin. |
I painted our tandem bike.
I really liked the way it turned out so I painted some more...
|Next I added our teardrop R-Pod trailer complete with |
our little pink and blue trailer shoes under the door.
|Next I added our Dodge Ram Pickup truck we had to buy to pull the trailer, then the second coat of resin was added. We thought it still needed more "stuff" so my husband and I decided to add some current travel photos to the mix...|