Here are some fabulous creations from my lovely students at Tending to the Pilot Light art and creativity sessions from the last two weeks!
Look closely and see all the great medium combinations people utilized.... from Citrasolv image transfers (Thank you Graphics Fairy for all the Halloween themed imagery) to colored pencils, colored plastic overlays, tulle netting, feathers, glitter and paint, pearlX powder paints, distressed papers and transparency overlays (attached with grommets from Jim!). During these creativity sessions, there's usually an animated conversation going about some topic or another, but this week... the tables were silent... except for the busy workings of scissors, tape, glue, and a lot of "please pass the Citrasolv".... It was exciting to be a witness to the volume of creativity!
In between demonstrations and assistance with adhesion and composition, I was able to create a few pieces myself...
Check out the extra spooky text above I found in an old hymnal I picked up a garage sale last weekend! "Oh Tarry, Gentle Traveler and guide me through the shade"
Speaking of acquisitions, check out this stack of bound collections of 1950's Life Magazines from the Lawrence Public Library.... quite impressive eh?
I'm in my second month of working at the Library and I LOVE it! my job title is "Page" and I spend my time either straightening the stacks or reshelving books from burgeoning carts. It is a perfect job for me - I love order, efficiency, and organization, have a tetch of OCD and enjoy all the great and friendly people working there as well as the glimpses at all the resources... It's like surfing the web, only better! I've probably checked out more books since I started working there than the whole time I've been in Lawrence!