What happens when a plain Pottery Barn frame, bought for $2 at a garage sale, meets plumbers tape, a glue gun, matte medium, acrylic paint, polymer clay embellishments, and sparkly things? Have a look!
Who says mixed media has to involve canvas or paper?
In other news - I spent all day Thursday hanging paintings and photographs for an upcoming solo show. When I first started painting, I was possessed by flowers. I loved to paint single blooms on a large scale. Also in the show are photographs I've taken in Guatemala, as well as recent work. I'm so excited - the exhibit opens on Tuesday, and the reception is Sunday, April 14th from 3 - 5. If you're in the northern New Jersey area, I'd love it if you'd come! Email me for the info at jessicabethsporn (at) gmail (dot) com.
Thursday, I am off to Nashville for the fabulous Art is You retreat. If you're going, please let me know; I'd love to put faces to comments and posts! I am looking forward to spending time with dear friends Carolyn Dube (who's gelli plate class starts Monday -- I'm so excited) and Maria McGuire, seeing Mary Beth Shaw of Stencil Girl, and taking classes with Pam Carriker and Cindy Wunsch! Plus, the Art is You organizers and staff are so wonderful and caring -- if you've never been to an AIY retreat, consider going next time around. You won't regret it!
My first blog post was April 26, 2012. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I started this blog. I have met so many people, both in cyberspace and in person at art retreats, just because of writing here. I have made friends who are dear to me, started designing for Stencil Girl, and have grown so much as a person and an artist in this space. THANK YOU to everyone who reads, comments, and encourages me.
In honor of my up and coming one year-aversary, I am putting together a big giveaway. Stay tuned!
Linking to the blog hops at Inspire Me Monday, Monday Mantras, Make it on Monday, Creative Everyday, and Ronda Palazzari (Something Changed) and to the challenge at Tuesday Taggers (recycle or upcycle).
Thank you for visiting! I read and treasure every comment and will answer any questions as quickly as I can.