Friday, May 1, 2020

Covid Creations -- Part 2

Tonight is the 2nd monthly "Virtual First Friday" in many of the Colorado Springs galleries.  As we all continue to stay quarantined, small businesses are finding creative ways to stay in business.

These three architectural paintings are part of the Small Works Online at Kreuser Gallery.  
Abby Kreuser has a wonderful gallery in downtown Colorado Springs.  She features one 
main show and has many other artists online.  Tonight is the Virtual Opening of a new show by 
Deb Komitor.

These five pieces are part of the G44 Gallery Virtual First Friday.   I've been a part of this Gallery since Gundega Stevens opened 7 years ago.  She also features one main show, and has other artists work for sale online.  These pieces are part of the online $100.00 and under.  

Check out both of theses local galleries online tonight!  
Thank you to every one for all of the support that is being given to small businesses during this time!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Covid Creations -- Post #1

It's kind of an unusual time right now.....not only with the Covid19, but with this program.  No matter what I do, it won't un-underline in the part that I see!  The button doesn't work!  And, the photos are perfectly lined up from my side.  But not when I look at "preview".  You probably thought that I just arranged them in a creative way!  Who knows what this will look like when I click "publish."  Oh well;  it's always something!!Anyway, we've all been quarantined for quite some time.   The first 2 weeks of the quarantine I happily painted away everyday.  Then, I needed a bit more to do.  I started sewing masks.  These are just a few of the masks that I made.  They all went to friends, family and donations.This was actually a lot of fun for me.  Maybe I'm a bit of a fabric scrap hoarder, but I had all of these scraps in a huge box.   Most of the scraps are from things that the kids and I made through the years.  Flannel pajamas that our son made in junior high;  shorts that I made for our daughter in pre-school;  fabrics that used to be on the family room pillows that were chosen by the kids when they were small;  on and on.  It became somewhat of a nostalgic project.  Also, I might be an elastic hoarder.  I had enough elastic to make 45 masks!  (Making ties is really time consuming.  I didn't like that!  And at that point started to lose interest;  although I persevered for quite sometime.)I'm now back to painting (and reading, going for walks, and watching Netflix.)  I've been working on landscapes for an upcoming show.  I have work in two virtual shows this weekend.  But, more about that in my next post.