Sunday, April 20, 2008

Criminal Collaboration



Thought I would update by blog, haven't done it in awhile. Today six of us got together at Pat's studio. We all were doing our own thing. Pat was working with clay, Barbara was collaging a frame and clip board that she will be teaching to some school children. Elaine was stamping and coloring some tags for her tag book. Myrna was working on some cards. And Rhoda was working on her fabric paper. Then there was me. I had taken some canvas paper to work on. I gessoed a few sheets and once dry, added some acrylic paint. Eeeeek is all I can say. It looked terrible and I knew that it would be going in my "what am I going to do with this?" stack. Myrna who was sitting next to me, jumped up and said you really need more colors. I said "and what colors do you think?" Well, that started it. Myrna grabed different colors and squirted them on the sheet. Using a paper towel she spun the paint, dabbed the paint using all different colors. Then Pat said here is some sequin waste, so Myrna started stenciling though it. She added while paint with the end of the paint brush. Someone yelled you need some gold. Rhoda said here is some copper paint, use that. Then more fun began. Barbara threw over some tissue paper that she had stamped on. I used a medium to glue it down. Next came Rhoda's blue paper and that got glued down. Elaine had some little black squares that she nicely donated. Pat gave us a numbers stamp, to stamp some number on. But we decided to use a few letters instead of numbers, so a stencil was cut out and Myrna stenciled the letter E on it. We all couldn't stop laughing at what we were throwing on the work of art. Finally we said, I think this is done. No one was willing to sign this collage, so I asked each on to give me one word to describe it. Myrna said "Cramps", Elaine said "Lovely", Barbara said "Abomination", Pat said "Basquiat" and Rhoda said "Waste". I still can't come up with one word to describe this. We did come up with a name, it is now titled "Criminal Collaboration aka Unsuccessful Therapy". It will be glued on a piece of mat board. I will add some holes to the side, have each of the "artists" sign a tag and attached them to the work.....I really don't what we will do with this, but everyone says "Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder", whoever that may be.....

8 comments:

Kim said...

You know , I think it sounds like you had a blast and it looks GOOD , Eileen!

mary schweitzer said...

You are so lucky to have artists around you to play with!
Mary

Anonymous said...

This looks better on the blog than in person! Does that make it virtual reality?

Rho

morningDove said...

what an awesome piece and memories to boot. I see in the white whisps a scotty dog with curly hair. I love this piece. And each artist should definitely sign this piece. I think you all are on to something bigger. Love the title

Anonymous said...

I agree with Rhoda. This looks a lot better online than in person! You should turn it into a digital background for all of us. :-) Elaine

Kim said...

Cool piece! I think it is great as a background, or could stand on its own with auxiliary pieces too. The colors just shout out FUN. Can't beat fun art!

kathy n said...

i happen to like this piece very much and the story of how it was made is even better! thanks for sharing it.

Dawn said...

brilliant...I would call it "Mistaken Identity" for the mistake and all those that worked on it...wonderful xxx