Catching Up, 5 x 5 on paper, mixed media
Elizabeth W. Seaver
It has been a while since I did any work on paper, but I needed more cards for sale in my card rack. Some time back, I had gotten a box of blank cards on really high quality paper. I snapped them up when I saw them on clearance. Too good to be true? Yep, when I opened the box, there were no envelopes--yikes!
So, I made a pattern and cut down some larger envelopes I already had to make cute square ones to fit. THEN I created the cards. I ended up liking them so much I wanted to frame them. Oh well. I did put some in my card rack, and they have "flown" out of there. It has been fun to doodle again!
I plan to float mount them on black foam core and surround that with a mat the same color as the paper. The frames are 8 x 8 and black.
In other news, I have been juried into the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, as an associate artist. That means I may show up to four works every month in the gallery in the main building, W-16. Associate artists have the same benefits as studio artists there, but I may continue to work and teach at my studio at LibertyTown. I am so pleased to have an opportunity to exhibit my work regularly outside of the immediate area.
The LibertyTown residency was such a great thing for my growth as an artist, and as a small business owner. I do not think I'd have been ready for this step without it. I have to thank Dan Finnegan, potter extraordinaire and visionary founder of LibertyTown, for the faith he had in me when he hired me to fill the job (and his continued faith, every day for three years afterwards!)