Hello 2011, a new year with new goals, continued creative dialogues with old art blogging friends and hopefully some new ones too! I am back refreshed and bursting with lots of creative energy to make this year the best yet!
One of my goals for the year, and it may take a full year, is to scan photographs from pre-digital photo album days, mostly of family, vacations, friends, etc. As I began to get started today, I was sidetracked when I came across a smattering of photos from one of two workshops I attended in 2006 lead by my all time favorite mixed media artist hero - none other than Nick Bantock. His work is always a source of huge inspiration to me, and another goal I have this year is to return back to exploring what I learned from Nick during two of his amazing workshops. Just reviewing these images whet my appetite and although I intend to continue blogging, and devoting time to The Butterfly Effect (post to follow in a few days) I also plan to spend more time away from the digital art this year exploring non-digital applications.
I hope you enjoy these snapshots from 2006 and wish you all a very Happy NEW YEAR!
A very 'down-to-earth' critique
Nick's beautiful AND talented AND kind wife, Joyce and in the background - a taste of Assemblage at its best....
I was so impressed by how 'hard' Nick worked to give us 100% of himself during each workshop I took - in my mind, this photograph reflects that.
Nick's work HAS to be seen HEAD ON to appreciate his masterful talent.
Worth a thousand words....
To view more of Nick Bantock's work, check out his website here or visit his exhibition at The Museum of Outdoor Arts in Englewood, Colorado - more info here
All photographs COPYRIGHT - Two Dresses Studio 2010