Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Self portrait paper doll

Self-portrait of me in my work as "The Spaceship Lady." The blue hula hoop looking thing is a space ship, or what I use to teach early elementary children about personal space and consent. I have 30 of these things in the trunk of my car and I travel around to schools in Androscoggin County, Maine.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

White Kitten in Greenery

White Kitten in Greenery (Currently in process)
Mixed Media on Paper
22 inches by 30 inches

In addition to this new painting that I am working on in the Gasmask Mutation Series, I had some press recently at Shakefist Magazine.  Pretty fun stuff.

Also, just for kicks and giggles here is a detail shot of the unicorn and giraffe in Antoinette Gasmask:

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Working: In the Studio and beyond

 Yesterday, I spent the day working in my studio.  The morning was windy and clouds rolled in and out offering excellent albeit fluctuating lighting.  I was able to start painting on Antoinette Gasmask.

 Today I was at the Five Rivers Art Alliance Family Art and Science Festival.  I worked with Sebastian Meade from Acts of Random Art to promote the Snail Mail Event and help folks make some art postcards.

We ended up being situated in the Imaginarium Tent where the wood scrape creation table was.  Our set up was in perfect company!
I am an evil mother and drug my daughter and her friend to the festival.  I think they had fun and were good sports and made some cool art (shown below).  The weather which was feisty yesterday, was cooperative today.

 This family has fun stamping, drawing and gluing.  Before making art with us they had visited the face painting tent.  The young sir in the striped shirt was a skunk!

 Some budding artists making wood scrap sculptures...

 My daughter's collage...yes, she is her mother's daughter.
 My collage doodle today...
A drawing that my daughter's friend made that really creeped me out.  I asked her to hide it.  But secretly I like it.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Underdrawing of Antoinette Gasmask

Antoinette Gasmask (currently in process)
Currently Graphite on Paper
45 inches by 44 inches

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mommy, don't worry. I got this monster.

Postcard Cyclops

What has been given away


The Aftermath

Eye Tree
 So yesterday I made 26 little postcard collages.  Now, not all of them are master works of art.  However I did have fun making all of them.  My husband commented to me that I am creating old school photoshop...  Photoshop before computers were so pervasive.  Sigh.

The postcards are destined for all over the United States...Aubrey, TX to the around the corner from me in Brunswick, ME then all the way up to North Pole, AK.  All over the country.

Next time around, I'd love to send some off to the world beyond the US...  It would be wonderful if the image for the next batch was global.  If you would like a postcard, let me know.  I'll send you one.  You can comment on the blog or send me an email: bridget3000(at)live(dot)com.

Also, if you receive a postcard, let me know...you can post a photo of it on my Facebook page, Inventing Trees.

Also also...send out your own postcards.  Have fun and share.  There is enough for everybody.
One of the batches of postcard collages ready to go out into the world...
Another batch of collages ready to go:  Lookit: the NORTH POLE!!!!