Friday, August 27, 2010

The (Completed) Canvas Project 3, Part 3

I've been teasing you these past few months about my paintings for The Canvas Project 3 public art project.  They're finished and on their way to NY.  Yippee!

For this project, I received 3 canvases and 3 randomly selected words to interpret.  See if you can guess the word.  The words painted on the edges of the canvas in second and third pictures of each set are a hint.  The answers are at the bottom of this post.

Painting #1

The hint is "Once in a Blue Moon".  OMG!  After many years of searching, I am oh-so-lucky to have found the love of my life.  (still pinching myself too...)

Painting #2

© Susan Calvert

The hint is "I Think I Can".  I gave The Little Engine That Could eye lashes and tears.  The yellow dots on the orange background are brilliant sunshine and the bright green dots in the landscape are the stability of being grounded. The copyright symbol and signature are on the upside of this self portrait.
Painting #3

The hint is "Frost Yourself in Diamonds".  While base coating this all I could think of was cupcakes.  Doesn't the shape remind you of one?  It did for me so I slathered up the paint to "frost" the facets of this diamond.  After all, diamonds are a girl's best friend.  Yum!

Did you figure out the words?  Give up?  Okay, here are the answers:

Painting #1:  "Seldom" (Once in a Blue Moon)
Painting #2:  "Could" (I Think I Can)
Painting #3:  "Eloquence" (Frost Yourself in Diamonds)

Thank you for playing the game. The opening for the show is on Friday, December 3, 2010 at:

201 Richards St #16
Brooklyn, NY 11231

For more information about The Canvas Project 3, click here.  To view my 2009 entries for The Canvas Project 2, click here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cat T-Shirt Adoption

Great news! The kitty cat t-shirt shown below has been adopted and is being sent special delivery to NC. I'm going cat nip crazy with delight and hope my customer does too upon its arrival. Perhaps I'll even receive a photo of my customer wearing it to share with you here on my blog. I'd be bouncing off the walls then for sure!
To adopt your own hand made, one-of-a-kind, original wearable cat or dog t-shirt created by yours truly, click HERE.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hand Soldered Heart Pendant Art

Check it out! My soldered heart pendant art was included in this email advertisement for Re-Inspiration Store. Hope you have the opportunity to stop in and see all the groovy art that's available for purchase.
Learn more about the creation of these pendants here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Installing Recessed Lights

Does working on my house qualify as art?  I'm qualifying it as so.  I haven't created any paintings in a week because of it.
I've been mudding and sanding drywall where there was once a door, marking up the ceiling to install recessed lights and drawing on the walls for furniture placement.
The blue painters tape on the ceiling marks the studs and the fan circumference.  Chalk marks the light housing. The dowels, 3 feet in length, mark the centers of the recessed lights.  I use them to double check the correct light placement, at least 3 inches away from the studs, in the attic.  They are easily seen poking through the insulation.

After the lights are installed, I'm having a painting party and you're invited. Sign up below in the comments section to help me paint this room.