Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February EyeSeeYouSeeArt Exhibit

It's been too long since we last posted -- we have all gotten caught up in living our lives, traveling and dealing with personal and family needs -- that we haven't taken the time to blog.  There isn't really a good excuse, but I do want to say that I'm sorry!

You are all invited to participate in the February EyeSeeYouSeeArt exhibit. The rules and inspiration photo are below. You can take the whole image or part of the image and create an art piece that is inspired by the photo.

Rules for the EyeSeeYouSeeArt exhibition pieces:
  1. Each artist is asked to interpret the monthly inspiration photo in a media and style of their choice.  
  2.  Each submission must be emailed to us in a digital file. Please send a photo or digital file of your art to fit into an 800 pixel x 800 pixel square, saved as a JPG.  If the image is not square, the longest side should be 800 pixels.
  3. With your submission, you must include your name, and an email address.
  4. We will be offering the works for sale to the blog viewers.  If a viewer would like to purchase an art piece, we will email the prospective purchasers information to you to handle the transaction.
  5. You can submit your work anytime during the month, but no later that the last day of the month.  (since we were late posting, if you need more time, please let us know)

 To submit your art, or if you have any questions, you can contact  Andrea or Ruth.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Polymer Clay Entries

These are my entries into the exhibition. I used the colors in the eyes to make items. It was suggested by Andrea that I make an eyeball wine bottle stopper - really cool idea. However, to make it look really good, I would have had to paint the blue and black parts. I might still do it, but I was really looking to use just polymer clay. Here is my wine bottle stopper. I had it at a craft show on Saturday - it was the wine bottle stopper that everyone picked up. (It is one of my favorites too!)

I created the lighter pen for the contest. I created the darker pen to sell. However, when I showed my pens to Andrea, she thought that the darker pen was for the contest. Now that I look at them, I see Kristina's eyes in both pens. The lighter pen remind me of her eyes when she was a child looking up at me and saying "Tandy! Tandy!" ("Candy! Candy!"). The darker pen is more like her eyes now that she's all grown up.

Hope you enjoyed!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Exhibition of Eyes

This is the First EyeSeeYouSeeArt Exhibition.  There will be 2 additional entries added on Monday. Thank you all for your contributions!  They are wonderful and it was truly exciting to see them as they came in, and they are all so similar and yet so different and unique!  Let us know what you think!