Dream Each Day

I finished this piece a few weeks ago, now it’s time to share some of the images during the process.

"Dream Each Day" Mixed Media on wood, 12x12" $225 © 2013, Lynne Medsker
“Dream Each Day” Mixed Media on wood, 12×12″ $225 © 2013, Lynne Medsker

I’ve been working on these 12×12″ wood panels that are first covered with old book pages. I like the text as a background! For this particular piece I decided to draw directly on the surface. Here are the progress images:

The title came from a saying that I included in the image….can you find it?

Lynne

Metamorphosis, this weekend!

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I just delivered artwork for this show, including several new works that will be debuting for the first time – I’ve not even shown them online. I’m excited to be sharing them during this great event! Look for them to have their online preview soon.  Of course I’m hoping you can’t wait and will be at the event this weekend! I will be attending on Friday evening and look forward to seeing all the amazing art.

Be My Guest

I’m excited to be joining the “Rural Routes to Main Streets” cultural trail that spans Hendricks and Morgan Counties in Indiana! (Click the link above to download the 2013 brochure and see all the details.)

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The trail includes 24 “full time” sites as well as 8 “Second Saturday” sites. My studio is included in that eight and will be open for visitors the second Saturday of each month from 11 am to 3 pm. Do you know what that means?

THIS Saturday, the 12th of January, will be my first Open Studio for 2013!  I plan to have something different on tap each month, to kick off the year the first three visitors through the doors will receive a free piece of art!  I’ve select an assortment of different types of creations for you to choose from (see image below) so there should be the perfect piece of art just waiting for you to come claim it!

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I will also have a “make & take” activity for visitors of all ages, this month you are welcome to create a round magnet with various materials.

Hope to see you there…

Lynne

Wall Sculptures!

I spent a fun day with a mother & daughter who took a mixed media wall sculpture class last July. (Yes, I know it’s January…sometimes it takes me a while to get to things!) I thought I’d share the images from the day with you.

I’ve not tried out this “gallery” feature before, you’ll have to tell me if you like it or prefer having each image posted individually. (Hover over the images here to read the captions.)

Seeing these pictures reminds me how much fun it is to assemble wall sculptures. Guess I’ll have to add that to the ever-growing list of things I want to do this year!!

Tutorial: Adding an “Interest List” on Facebook

So this morning I woke to find this message appearing on my Facebook feed from several different sources. Perhaps you did too?

Although it lists the steps to do this I always find it easier to learn things visually. If you are a visual learning (or just need a bit of help getting through these steps) I’ve taken some screen shots of the process and added a few notes on how to create and add pages to your “Interest Lists”. Please note that this only works on your personal profile and you can only add business pages, if you have a business page there is currently not a way to create these lists there.

First things first, you have to have already clicked “LIKE” for the page(s) you’d like to add. You can follow these steps on my business page by clicking here: www.facebook.com/lynnemedskerart – the page will pop up in a new window so you can go back & forth between this tutorial and my page easily. Remember the first step is to click “Like” if you haven’t already done so. (Surely you have!)

There are two different ways that you can access the controls to add a page to you list. First you can go directly to that page (like you did in the step above to access my page), you’ll get a full screen of the page and can locate the “Like” button at the top/right of the page, under the header image. If you already have “Liked” the page you can also access it through your own page by going to your personal page and clicking on your “Likes’ list. It may be one of the boxes under your header image or you may have to use the drop down menu to find it. Here’s an image of my personal page (yes, I am that goofy) with the “Likes” circled (the drop down menu is right next to it):

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After you’ve either location your “Likes” page or gone to the actual page you’d like to add you will need to hover your mouse over the “Liked” box to access the options that will let you add the page, just hold your “pointer” over that box for a moment and wait for the options to pop up on the screen.

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Here is an image of how the drop down menu should look after you hover over it:

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You will click on the option that says “Add to Interest List”.  Once you have clicked on “Add to Interest List” option another drop down menu will appear with options for which list you’d like to add it to. In the image below I’ve created a list of local artists and art organizations that I have added pages too. (You can have multiple lists, with each being a different topic.)

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The first time that you add a page it will give you the opportunity to create a list, you can see the “+ New List” option underneath the list I had already created (to add additional lists/categories  you would click that option as well). Once you’ve clicked on it  you will be asked for a title for the list  so choose one and then type it in the box.

Congratulations! You’ve started your first Interest List! Now just follow the same steps to add any other pages that interest you. Be sure to select the list on your home page from time-to-time to make sure you’re getting all the latest from the pages you like! You can find it in the left hand column of when you are on your home page:

Thanks for reading my blog and for your “Likes” on Facebook, I appreciate you support & interest!

Lynne

August & September Class Schedule!

Just to make sure I don’t let any other upcoming class fall by the wayside I thought I’d recap the classes I’ll be offering during the next two months! You can click on each of the dates to find more information about the class.

Saturday, August 18th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Industrial Art Duo – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana $145, including all supplies.

Tuesday, August 21st, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Creative Journal Cover – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana $30, includes all supplies.

Friday, August 24th, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Intro to Mandala Art – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $25, includes all supplies and a mat to use for framing your favorite creation.

Tuesday, August 28th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Intro to Mandala Art – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana (see link/info above, same class, different location)

Thursday, August 30th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Mixed Media on Illustration Board – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $45, includes all supplies.

Wednesday, September 5th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Acrylic & Watercolor on Paper – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $45, includes all supplies.

Thursday, September 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Mandala Art II – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana $35, includes all supplies. (See link/info below, same class, different location)

Thursday, September 20th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Mandala Art II – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $35, includes all supplies.

Wednesday, September 26th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana, TBA!!

Friday, September 28th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Layers & Lattes – Artistic Designs Gallery, Brownsburg, Indiana $30 includes all supplies

Subdued Spontaniety

Posting more work from February today! This piece is one of several I created using concrete on wood panels to achieve the texture.

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"subdued spontaniety" mixed media on wood panel 20x20", $375 (c) lynne medsker

The “normal” process is to let the concrete dry for a couple of days, apply a sealer and then do the painting/coloring on top of that. But I got to wondering – what would happen if I added the color when the concrete was freshly applied? Although the color wasn’t quite as vivid and seemed to be absorbed by the concrete a bit I had a lot of fun just dropping acrylic inks on the surface, wetting them, letting them bleed together & blend and then do it all over again. My original thought was I’d call this piece “feelin’ groovy” because it reminded me of the 60’s era so much! Can you see why?

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work in progress - pretty groovy! (c) lynne medsker

These are the only two images I took but basically the end resulted by me wiping a layer of white over the dried & sealed piece (to subdue it!) so I guess there wouldn’t be much else to show you anyhow! This is another piece that is included in the “Mixed Well and Served Fresh” show that runs through April 14th at Artistic Designs Gallery in Brownsburg, Indiana. Stop by and take a peek at it, the texture looks so awesome in person!

 

New Mandala Art: Sea Stars and a Dream

"sea star #1" 8x10" matted to 11x14" $75 © Lynne Medsker

Well, here we are – closing in on the last of the new mandala images!  The sea star pieces were inspired by a tide pool walk we took during our trip to Oregon. It was so amazing seeing all the sea creatures in the natural habitats!

"sea star #2" 8x10" matted to 11x14" $75 © Lynne Medsker
"dream" 8x10" matted to 11x14" $75 © Lynne Medsker

I couldn’t resist using one of my favorite words in the entire world, dream, for this piece. 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these new creations. Check back to see what takes shape next, it’s often a surprise – even to me!

Lynne

Okay…

So maybe I fibbed when I said I’d have some new images for the blog today! I really do HAVE some, just not uploaded and ready to share. I had a great visit to southern Indiana, stayed in a little cabin at Brown County State Park with my four-year-old grandson. We hiked for hours each day and enjoyed all the nature…most especially the abundance of FROGS! Right now I’ve got images on my phone, my point & shoot camera as well as my Nikon so it will take me a bit to get them all downloaded, sorted and ready to share. You know what you’ll be seeing next week though, don’t you?

Have a great weekend!
Lynne