Fall festival fun!
And I haven’t mentioned it but we are getting lots of eggs (2-4 a day!) from our four chickens (for the past month or more). The Spy asked “Have you even taken a picture of our eggs?” Me, “No, not yet.” The Spy, (looking shocked) “Whats wrong with you??!!!” Hahahah so I guess an egg and chicken photo shoot needs to go on the to-do list! hA!
The most recent art show at my school’s art gallery was very photogenic and (I think) very October. Paper sculptures by Jiangmei Wu:
Love these! From the artists statement:
I grew up in China in the Seventies when resources were extremely scarce. Most of the Chinese children at that time didn’t have toys – we played with simple things we made with our hands. We played games with shuttlecocks made of feathers and bottle caps, slingshots made of rubber bands and wooden sticks, and of course, airplanes and balloons made of paper. Indeed, we made all sorts of objects from paper: balls, baskets, dollhouses, bird figurines, and other objects. Paper was a common commodity, but it was not abundant and cheap during that time. We would fold and make objects using all kinds of paper from old newspapers, old magazines and used notebooks. Since I was a child, I have always been fascinated by the art and the science of the folding paper. Paper folding seems to always start from a simple geometric pattern and then it evolves into a complex piece of art through the hands of an artist/designer. (source)
I love the possibilities of paper. Indeed, I once did a little blog series entitled “The possibilities of paper.” where I waxed poetic on plain white paper as my favorite inspiration for a quick/simple creative activity. (Click here to learn how to make a seven sided star, snowflakes and a scroll (one of my most popular posts!)
Happy Friday! Hope you are all enjoying October in your neck of the woods!
At the library we noticed this painting with monarchs:
Trompe l’oeil means trick of the eye and is a painting technique that makes a painting appear three dimensional. It was used in all the paintings being shown (they aren’t collages); these are all watercolor paintings. The artist is Kent Addison.