arty farty books
new sign at gatepost:
let's keep it as simple as possible folks;-)
A close friend visited Venice this Summer, the Biënnale are on, and she brought back a lovely, usable souvenir for me: a recycled plastic container full of paper snippets, giftwrapped in a kfc paper bag!
She had bought it in a small shop where the owner herself made collages and, as far as I understood, she wasted nothing, collected rubbish and where possible used said rubbish, either for her art or for the packaging.
As I have never been to Venice, I decided to use the paper for a collage book and make an imaginary sight seeing guide
I know I mentioned thinking of selling these books, however I've had second thoughts....sorry Grace I cannot let go of any of them just now, but I'll be sure to paint some small figures on their own!
for a few days our news was dominated by the fate of asylum seekers in our country: forced to sleep under the open skies as there was not enough proper accommodation
one of my paintings kind of illustrated my emotions
we seem to be lopping from one crisis into the next over here: covid, climate, war, housing shortage, inflation et cetera
new out there
at home it's a lot better: house extension has begun, the foundation has been made and in two weeks time building up begins
I am looking forward to getting more living space!
WaardArt open studio tour this weekend and next one....fingers crossed many will visit our treasure coves