Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

#DYICAD 2017 Challenge: Week Three


I'm back again with week 3 of the #dyicad 2017 challenge.

The challenge is for 61 days. This year I am doing it along with my fellow artist and friend, Jenn Engle of Mixed Media Jenn


You can follow along daily on either my Instagram or my Facebook page.





Here's a summary of week one, days 15 through 21:









             

 Made a CHANGE in my process:
As I work on my ICAD challenge I am finding I love some of the pieces so much I want to frame/sell them. So from now on I'm just either going to lay quotes down for the photo, or attach each digitally to the photo. ALSO, some days I find I want to work a bit bigger. I started with small index cards, went to larger - now I have been working on 8x10 paper. The goal of the challenge for me is to just do something small each day. So I'm just rewriting the rules (it's kinda my MO #rebel)... Live with it people! Lol! I am also cutting up all of them and keeping the individual words in a baggie for future use. (Because I really need to hoard just one more thing here!)

Remember, you can play too!
Just jump right in and remember to tag #dyicad2017.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

#DYICAD 2017 Challenge: Week Two


I'm back again with week 2 of the #dyicad 2017 challenge.

The challenge is for 61 days. This year I am doing it along with my fellow artist and friend, Jenn Engle of Mixed Media Jenn



You can follow along daily on either my Instagram or my Facebook page.

Here's a summary of week one, days 8 through 14:



                             

     





Remember, you can play too! Just jump right in and remember to tag #dyicad2017.

Friday, June 30, 2017

On the Road :: Michigan - Part Two



Recently I travelled to Holland, Michigan to visit with my best friend from high school, Ellen. Wherever I go I am always on the lookout for art and this trip was no exception. As usual I took a zillion photos! I decided I'd shared my visit with you. This is Part Two. (read Part One HERE)


I really loved Michigan. It's true I find art in everything and love to capture what I see in photographs. Sometimes it's something I see in nature, but other times it's man made structures.

Here are just a few of the photos I took. 




I arrived at the Grand Rapid's Airport. What a greeting! When you walk out of the terminal you see this interesting structure and the shadows it casts everywhere. 



On our very first adventure we went to a private beach. We walked down to the lower deck and just sat and enjoyed a glass of wine. The view with the Lake, sand and bluffs was spectacular, but I loved the housing too. The colors and angles appealed to me.








  


When we finished we had to venture back up these stairs...it was much easier coming down.




After that climb we deserved a reward, after a little rest we ventured to their local watering hole and enjoyed music by friends, Jack and Jeff. The craft beers were also enjoyable. OF COURSE, I took a few photos.






My photos started out artsy.... and then went downhill from there! LOL


Can you spot which are the BEFOREs 
and which are the AFTERs?!!



One more installment to come, 
next time it's truly ART related. 
Well, maybe a glass a wine or two will be shared.


Read Part One of On the Road :: Michigan

Saturday, June 24, 2017

#DYICAD 2017 Challenge: Week One


Once again I have decided to take part in a challenge. This time it's the ICAD* challenge for Daisy Yellow Art. She does it every year. I took part in 2015, but only for the month of July. 
            * Index Card A Day


The actual challenge is for 61 days. This year I am doing it along with my fellow artist and friend, Jenn Engle of Mixed Media Jenn! We are hoping to keep each other accountable! Let's see how we do.

You can follow along daily on either my Instagram or my Facebook page.

Here's a summary of week one, days 1 through 7:










The good part about working with small pieces is that there isn't as much pressure and you are free to just play and experiment. If you haven't tried it, you should. You can jump in and play with us at anytime!

Friday, May 12, 2017

MOVING SALE!



You may have heard that I am about to FINALLY move OOAK Artisan Showcase into it's new business space. It's been a long time coming but it's going to happen.

Of course preparing for the move has been a lot of work. A. LOT! To sort, purge and pack up an art studio takes a bunch of time but add into the mix that the contents are going to several spaces and it gets complicated.- fast. 

I needed to take inventory of exactly what was in there to begin with. Let me tell you - there was MOUNTAINS of  'stuff''. Before I can pack it I need to see with my eyes how much I have of each category. We've been living around piles of supplies and a bigger pile of empty boxes and containers waiting to be refilled.

When I am all done I am going to be super-duper happy - AND organized,. That's what sustains me through this crazy time. I think of it like intense labor pains. You just try to concentrate on the precious newborn you will hold in your arms at the end of it all! In this case my new business space is my baby.

SO ... now there is one last step in preparing for the move and I could use your help with it. It's reducing the amount of things that need to be moved. In other words, I need to sell off some of my "S&%T", specifically my artwork inventory.

Here's the scoop:

Starting on May 26th at 7pm,  I will be conducting an ONLINE auction of my artwork inventory. It's going to go through Sunday, May 28 11:59pm EST. It will be held in my Facebook Group - "Fabric of My Life". You can see previews of some of the works that are in my inventory now through the start of the sale. (NO Bidding yet though!). If you aren't a member already, go to the group and ask to join.  CLICK HERE.

If you aren't able to join us for the sale, can I ask you to please share the event on Facebook and/or your other social media channels? I would appreciate it, and I KNOW Mel would too! LOL  (You can find the post pinned at the top of my business page HERE)



To attend the Auction GO HERE and request to join.
To SHARE please GO HERE and then SHARE pinned post at the top.

As always I thank you for your friendship and support,
~ Shelley

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Painting #20, #21 and #22: "Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days" Challenge


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.

I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme. I am working on paintings based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it.

I've gotten a bit behind in my sharing so I am doing a few together:

Painting #20, "Chaotic Hope":




"The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves    "   
                                   - Willem de Kooning





Painting #21,"Sun Spots":

NOT FOR SALE - Gifted

"Energy and motion made visible – memories arrested in space."
                      - Jackson Pollack




Painting #22, "A Verb, Not a Noun":


"A painting to me is primarily a verb,
not a noun, an event first
and only secondarily an image."

                        - Elaine de Kooning  






These pieces are available for purchase in my Etsy shop - SGTurner Art 

 


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Paintings #17, #18 and #19: "Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days" Challenge


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.

I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme. I am working on paintings based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it.

I've gotten a bit behind in my sharing so I am doing a few together:

Painting #17, "Bringing Into Being":




"It is the medium, or the specific configuration of the medium, that we call a work of art that brings feeling into being. "   
                                   - Robert Motherwell




Painting #18,"Awake Fully":



"The secret of success is… to be fully awake to everything about you ." 
                      - Jackson Pollack




Painting #19, "Not True":



"People sometimes think I take a white canvas and paint a black sign on it,  but this is not true. I paint the white as well as the black and the white is just as important."

                          - Franz Kline  







These pieces are available for purchase in my Etsy shop - SGTurner Art 

 

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