Flying Fox Studio

Just comments about my art, kids, animals and the eccentricity of it all.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Isn't this pathetic. Tim found this little soul stuck in our fence on Sunday. We think he was dumped at our house. He is so cute. But what a bawl baby. He crys if I am out of sight and he has to be touching me all the time. He is just so darn cute. He looks like a cross between a Dachshund and a Beagle, kinda low to the ground and long with an exceptionally long tail. I think I'll call him Tigger since he is so full of bounce. Maybe he should be called Velcro, can't decide. Maybe I should let someone else adopt him. He is awfully cute though, I have been wanting a little dog for a while now.

On Thursday I went with a friend (dear Nancy) to St. George for a Utah Art Educators conference. We had a good time and the classes were very good.
The cactus and palm trees were a nice change from the cold and mud we are having up North.
Isn't the purple tint on this cactus gorgeous?

The beautiful St. George Temple.....wish I could have got a better photo but perhaps this will become a painting.

One of the classes I took was a printmaking class by the talented and excellent teacher Steven Henry. The rich matte inks he used sent me over the edge. He used a silk screen reduction process and was kind enough to give many of us a print from the edition. Mine now has pride of place in my office and when the light is better I will post a photo of it.
If my studio was bigger this would be my new obsession. I simply don't have the room to start something like this. Charles Harper is one of my favorite artists and I have a serigraph limited edition print of his. The color and matte ink is just l like what Mr. Henry was using and I just love it. It is like gouache but without any brush stokes at all. Love it, love it.
Whatever High School kids get Mr. Henry as a teacher are very lucky kids. Nancy is an enthusiastic teacher too. What a pity the school systems don't have more of these kind of teachers.
Two of the educators there were also really involved with altered books projects with their students. Some of their students are really producing great stuff and it is amazingly beneficial to the kids especially the toubled ones.
That was interesting also. Maybe I'll start painting in old books too. There was some very creative stuff.
Well, gotta go draw something......

1 comment:

  1. It was nice to meet you in St George. The cacti are beautiful. I took my camera but only thought to take one picture.
    I loved Steve Henry's demo also. It made me want to find some room to make a set up like his. He was good.
    I'm following your blog; it will be nice to keep in touch with you. Maybe some time we can get together and work.