Friday, April 27, 2012

Leaf Secrets - Paper Cut

I finished this piece last month but waited to post it until after the reception of the "Heather, Heather, Heather" exhibit at CityArts Cooperative.  It was my third cut with black paper.

"Leaf Secrets" paper cut by Heather Clements, 2012.  12"x12". *SOLD

"Leaf Secrets" paper cut by Heather Clements (detail)

"Leaf Secrets" papercut progress

I really love the fragility of this medium.

I haven't blogged much lately for a few reasons.  Here are a few:

  • I was waiting to post new art until after the HHH reception.
  • I had out-of-town friends here for a week so I took a mini-vacation with two awesome people.
  • I have been working my butt off to finish my studio for weeks now! 

But fret not!  I am somewhat back in action so you can expect more in the near future...

Coming Soon to the blog:

A finished Studio! The past two weeks have been spent tearing down shelving, putting in insulation, walls, floor trim, ceiling trim, window trim, and painting all the walls and trim.  Now all that is left is to build shelving... I will blog the before, progress, and after once it is all complete.  No, I don't know when that will be, I'm trying!

'Heather, Heather, Heather' Exhibit and Reception. The show looks beautiful and the reception was wonderful.  I need to gather photos from a few different sources and then I will share it all right here on the blog.

'Clear Cut' paper cut.  This is another black paper cut piece I finished last month before the HHH exhibit.  I will post images soon!

So stay tuned, and thanks for reading!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pet Sketches, and H+H+H Show

The 'Heather, Heather, Heather' exhibit is hung and it's beautiful!  We painted walls and formed a newly shaped space for this exhibit.  We already have some good progress on the collaborative piece to be worked on throughout the duration of the show.  I am really looking forward to the reception next Saturday, April 21st.  Check out the Facebook event here.  Below is just a peek of the exhibit, featuring a hand-cut sign by.... you guessed it: yours truly.

I have been bringing out my sketchbook a little more lately, trying to re-capture the excitement I used to experience in my sketchbooks.  I have my moments, so I'm thinking if I keep at it, the creativity would continue to grow.  One of my favorite things to draw is my dog, Charlie.  If you know me very well, you know Charlie is my best bud.  He's simply the best dog ever, full of personality, intelligence, intuition, and love. I can only hope some of his personality comes out in some of the sketches, but mostly, he's just fun to draw. 

And of course, Frankie Holiday, our cat, is also a pleasure to sketch.  Here is one of our sleepy friends:

Sketches keep the creative mind alive, and constantly working on new challenges.