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Art Walk Saturday 22nd, Beaufort SC 4:30-7:30

Eat, drink, and laugh with me and my fellow artists as you enjoy the fabulous art and photography here at ArtLofts.

We are SO excited about seeing you this Saturday at 4:30 to 7:30 during the historic downtown Beaufort SC Art Walk! Eat, drink, laugh, talk to our artists! ArtLofts is studio-gallery space for working artists. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ArtLofts is located at 208-B Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC, between Bay Street and Wren restaurant, upstairs.

Inventing with the Mundane

Something else you can play with that’s really fun, is to take photos of household items and then spiff them up to make great photo gifts.  Here’s one I took of the inside of my washer.

Photo or the inside of my washer, digitally enhanced

Originally I took the photo because this new washer had a rust spot, and I wanted to document it before I emailed the store manager for a replacement.  A couple of months ago I was looking through my photos and thought this one was intriguing.  So I did some color enhancement and added a texture called “ink” and now it looks like waterdrops.  The piece is appropriately named Whirlpool.

Crop to Find a New Creation

I really love the idea of notecards.  Personally, I only send them as thank you notes or birthday cards.  The rest of my communications are via email.   There are still some Baby Boomers out there who don’t use the internet all that much, or consider it too impersonal a way to communicate.  Those are the people who should buy your notecards or receive a pack of them as a gift from a loving friend or child!

Not all paintings or collages look good as notecards.  But portions of a painting might look great.  Case in point is my painting Evolution. The texture and colors are so magnificent in person that a print of it just doesn’t give you the same Wow.

Evolution - collage, acrylic ink, varnished, framed and sold

But, a part of this same painting looks great as a notecard image.  What do you think?

Digital clip of original painting "Evolution"

I took a portion of Jody’s collage from the last post and clipped it digitally to make an image that could be nice on a notecard.

Digital clip of Jody's original collage "A New Beginning"

See anything you can do with some of your paintings and collages?  Let me know what you think.