What if spirits could be canned and marketed like so many other things in our American culture?
In my pantry
In-A-Can Brand Evil Spirits. Read the label here.
In-A-Can Brand Benevolent Spirits (adults only!) Read the label here.
I made these product labels for my art group, Night of the Radish. We meet quarterly, every time with a different theme. Artists show paintings, poetry, sculpture, and “other” art, such as this one. The theme for this time was espiritu.
I’ve been posting my drawings for the 75-Day Sketch Challenge over on Facebook….sorry to those who are following me here…I’ll post them here soon.
Meanwhile, my friend Lisa Humpton and I have been making outdoor planters with a concrete mixture called “hypertufa.” It’s grown from a little fun project to some quite elaborate terrarium-like plantings. Today we’re showing them at a local fall festival. We’re looking forward to sharing the fun!
Here are a few examples of what we’re doing.
This example is about 14″ across and has a fun variety of plants and a little metal bird.
A smaller piece, about six inches across, with a goofy little dog.
This is a mature piece, with sedum that has bloomed in place. This one has been left outdoors for more than a year, through all seasons.
Check out this beautiful flock of birds made from cut paper. I just had to share them with you.
Cut paper birds by Diana Beltran Herrera.
If you like these, you can see more at the website Colossal Art and Design, which never disappoints, or at Diana Beltran Herrera’s website, PINE.
There was a group doing an EDiM (Every Day in May) project who are now doing an Every Day in June. Over a thousand posts on Flickr. Here’s the list:
EVERY DAY in JUNE
(Numbers in parentheses are from list of all EDiM challenges)
1 – (06) – Draw your favorite well-loved object, or a childhood toy
2 – (16) – Draw a favorite tool
3 – (26) – Draw anything you like. If you want to draw a vegetable, that’s fine, too.
4 – (36) – Draw out in public
5 – (46) – Draw something holiday themed (Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, winter solstice)
6 – (56) – Draw a self portrait
7 – (66) – Draw a fire hydrant and make a journal entry about fire fighters
8 -(106) – Draw something tart or sour
9 –(116) – Draw something green
10-(126) – Draw a sponge
11-(136) – Draw or paint something that’s alive – a living thing – animal or plant
12-(146) – Draw a favorite food
13-(156) – Draw a sandwich
14-(166) – Draw a fish
15-(176) – Draw something summer
16-(186) – Draw something you’ve always wanted
17-(196) – Draw a rope
18-(206) – Draw something familiar to you that you know is called something else in another region. (Example: soda is also called pop)
19-(216) – Draw your inner critic
20-(226) – Draw a screw
21-(236) – Draw the palm of your left hand
22-(246) – Draw some gloves
23-(256) – Draw something bubbly
24-(266) – Draw something or someone you cherish
25-(276) – Draw your grocery store
26-(286) – Draw a shirt
27-(296) – Draw something orange
28-(306) – Draw a snack
29-(316) – Draw a travel memory
30-(326) – Draw something you can keep in your pocket
Wow, what a concept…to spend a whole day sketching and watercoloring your activities for a whole day, from the coffee and cereal you had for breakfast to the trip to Wal-Mart, to dinner preparations and everything in between. Now it’s an international event and they even have a website.
The sketch crawl date for this year is Saturday, July 14. Let’s do it!