Friday, August 14, 2009

Conservation Quotes

My FAN group is exhibiting at the Jacksonville Main Library in October. The theme is "The Language of Conservation." This is my spray painted/stenciled entry. I googled the word "conservation" to come up with the definition, synonyms and some quotes to use. I backed the spray painted/stenciled canvas with felt and stitched the words. I cut it up and arranged the pieces. The hanger is a piece of driftwood with a crocheted cord. Hope it gets juried in!! I entered a couple of art quilts as well.

A close up of the piece.
A close up of the top.

"Conservation Quotes"

The painted canvas. I wrote in large letters the synonyms of conservation: protection, management, preservation, safe guard, safekeeping, restoration and maintenance using a marker. Then I spray painted using many stencils.

Spray painting and Stenciling

This is the cover. I love Mary Ann's technique of dribbling paint from a squeeze bottle to make marks. I just love this lime color.

I've been quiet I know. Here are some of my pages for my new Stencil book. I'm taking another online class from Mary Ann Moss. This class involves spray painting, stenciling and stitching. I'm still working on the spray painting and stenciling - particularly the colors of paint. There's a learning curve. I'm not happy with my colors but I think that after adding stamps and collage elements, I'm be much happier. But that will all have to wait until I'm back from my Alaska land and sea cruise. I leave tomorrow. I'm taking a journal which I hopefully will fill with collage and words.