I am back. After a trip to Mexico and a wedding in Hopland, I get to return to my artist in residence at CreativeLive. I never really left but was out experiencing and putting to practice all the things I have learned thus far at CreativeLive. In between my travels and activities I was able to catch at least one class. I chose to focus on something technical as I can always use to refine my skills . I took Illustrator for Beginners by Erica Gamet which was a not only a good overview of the tools that I already use but a I was able to learn about new ones and other functions that I did not even known existed. I am really happy with this class as I think it will help me immensely with my production and it actually already has.
The art project, Milieu, has continued to progress and now it is time to make all these ideas into something. I was able to order solid wood houses made of poplar while I was out. Now that they have arrived I will begin to start painting some of them as well as create artwork that will be laser etched on some. I am super excited about how they will turn out. Each one will represent a community, individual or interest.
I have also been working on patterns that I am going to create into screens so that I can print them on fabric and make table linens as well as other home goods. The textiles are something that can infuse a bit of art into your environment and celebrations. I have limited experience silk screening, so I am excited to start practicing and get more experience so I can continue to grow and make even more detailed patterns.
There are a couple other items that are brewing in my mind but I am trying to take one thing at a time as time management is something that I need to be very cognizant of...perhaps I should take a class on that.