This last week was a very LOOOOONG week indeed! But, it also held many rewards… amongst them my birthday, my graduation from a college program and my little one’s birthday party!
During the middle of this week, in-between me going to work from @ 5:30AM and then to my clinical shifts @ Virginia Mason Hospital at 2PM till 11PM… I found some artistic inspiration.
This first one is a found art piece. It was posted to the corkboard in the staffroom behind the microwave and nobody seemed to know who’s it was? I enjoyed it being there and thought I’d share it with you.
This next shot was one I took on my last day of working and going to clinicals. By this time I was TOTALLY ready for my relaxing birthday the next day, but at the moment of this image my head was resting on the back of the lobby chair as I admired the pattern of the art-deco lights above.
Sadly, it has been three years since I was creating my children’s environmental line of clothing, EdgeweaR. And in this time I’ve had a lot to distract me… moving back home to Washington, dating and then starting a serious relationship with my partner, trying to find my career-niche, and of course having my second son this summer. But in all this time I still have not shaken this found-art-bug that seems to always be in my life. I see designs everywhere! I cut and make inspirational books about using found items and I’m always looking at shops that carry found art. So I’ve decided that I’m not going to fight this creative outlet the universe has blessed me with anymore and I’m going to start making found art again!
I actually started making some one-of-a-kind found ephemera cards this summer while I was home with my new son, but now I’m putting my extra time into having enough items to do shows next summer. I plan on taking my work “on the road” and selling it in a more portable way. Rolling art shows are starting to pop up around the country, usually out of U-haul trucks or vans, so the family SUV will have to do as my shop for now. I’m looking forward to getting my oldest son who helped all the time with EdgeweaR involved again and maybe this new little-guy will take up the joy of found art too?!
Keep checking my posts or email if you would like to know our weekend mobile art-mart schedule (starting summer of 2011).