As I am in the midst of holiday art season I decided to do smaller, portable, more affordable pieces of artwork to take to galleries & shows. I have about 15 in various stages of progress, with eight that are complete.
These are small (5×7 inch) versions of the larger mixed media pieces I have been making this year. Each piece is framed in a black shadow box. When I first started working in mixed media everything I made was small so it’s kind of fun to return to the smaller format for a while. They will be available at the Winter Market show at the Eiteljorg Museum on Saturday, December 6th (see my website for more details) and also at the Ho Ho Holiday Gallery on the square in Danville through December 20th (location & hours are listed on my site as well). In addition to the mixed media pieces I have been creating tree ornaments using the embossed metal, wire & beads.
The first batch is hanging at the gallery in Danville and I plan to have a selection of them ready for the Winter Market show too. I even bought a little “Charlie Brown” tree to sit on the table at the show and hang them on!
If I don’t get a chance to blog again before Thursday I would like to wish each of you a happy Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for, no matter what our circumstances!