I am excited to announce that I will be participating in Yard Art Day this September 3, 2012.
Yard Art Day was created by Deborah Triplett, a photographer in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of the Quasimodo Project.
The concept is simple, create a work of art and display it in your yard, window, or balcony on September 3, 2012 (which is during the Democratic National Convention). As described on the website: "Yard Art Day is a grass roots exhibition, curated by the community for the community. The 24-hour exhibition will take place on Monday, September 3, and is for anyone and all to express themselves creatively despite their age or level of expertise."
Deborah sent out the call to all types of artists: painters, sculptures, musicians, performance artists, photographers, etc. A website was created, an online map was marked, signs were made and put in yards, a Facebook group formed, and tweets were tweeted.
So what am I going to do? You will have to either check my blog on Monday, September 3, 2012 or come by my house. It’s going to be large, amazing, and you won’t want to miss it.
“It is my dream that for one day people remember that child within them that likes to play creatively without any judgment or restraint. And to show the world that Charlotte is so much more than a banking town. And for us all to get insight into the city in which we live – to cross neighborhood boundaries. To be inclusive. Art can do this.”
- Deborah Triplett, Yard Art Day creator
A couple of weeks ago I decided to switch the contents of two bookcases so my studio would flow better. The task, I thought, should have taken 30 minutes at most. As I began to move the items I decided to go through and really purge the shelves. Then I decided to paint the bookshelves white.
So while I didn't get any artwork done this past week, my studio is clean and ready to start fresh tomorrow.
Author / Artist:
I am the Mom to three, Wife, Mixed-Media Artist, Contemporary Quilter, Art Teacher, and the forever home to Josey and Lucy.