Thursday, October 17, 2013

Embrace III and Playing Blog Catch-up

I get a big slap on the wrist for not blogging in over a month.  But I've been busy, I swear!  Let's see, what has happened since I last blogged...
  • I had jury duty for a week.
  • I taught a paper cutting workshop at the Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach.  We had a great time cuttin' up.
  • I entered two pieces into the Central Panhandle Fair and won Best of Show!

  • The other piece won an honorable mention.

  • Both pieces got a lot of votes for People's Choice, too!  One of them was 2nd place, and the other was a runner up.
  • I finally went to Tallahassee for Railroad Square's First Friday Art Walk.
  • I have been working on a portrait commission that I can't share with you for a while because it is going to be a a surprise Christmas present.  But it was super fun to do!
  • We had our annual street party at CityArts and it was a blast!  Check out some more photos from the event here.  I spent a lot of time working on the shadow puppet theater, and promoting.  So that's where some of my time went.
  • I volunteered to do a kids eco art tent at World Paddle for the Planet.  We made kinetic birds out of recycled materials, and it was a lot of fun!

  • And last, but hopefully not least, I made a new piece of art.  It was going to be another drawing and paper-cut combo, but this piece demanded to just be a drawing, so I obeyed.  Here it is:

"Embrace III" graphite on paper, 18"x24", by Heather Clements, 2013

"Embrace III" (detail) graphite on paper, 18"x24", by Heather Clements, 2013

"Embrace III" (detail) graphite on paper, 18"x24", by Heather Clements, 2013
And here's a couple images of the progress:

Progress of "Embrace III" by Heather Clements.

Progress of "Embrace III" by Heather Clements

Green Tip #20:  Collaborative Consumption.  With the internet, many doors opened.  One of those doors is world-wide collaborative consumption.  We now have the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies, transforming business, consumerism, trust amongst strangers, and the way we live.  We no longer feel the need to own so much stuff as we do the experience from it.  And we no longer each need to own our own separate car, clothes, and tools; we can share them.  Watch this TED talk about the revolution of consumerism that not only encourages trust and sharing, but a smaller carbon footprint.

Thank you for visiting my blog even though I've been bad about posting for the past month!



  1. WOW, loved the new drawing !! Collaborative term I've heard...sounds interesting !!
    welcome back to blogland , Heather !!

  2. wow. she has a flat spot on her right ear like me!


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