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Sunday, August 9, 2009

An art filled weekend

On Friday I went to a get together/bridal shower for Dawn Shepherd at Teesha's house. It was really fun. We all made our favorite artful recipe for Dawn to be later added to a binder that Teesha had made. Instead of the usual wedding shower games we got to make art! Lots of exercises to get our creative juices flowing. I'm sorry, for some reason I didn't get photos of those. We also made exquisite corpses and they turned out wonderful. Here is what Wikipedia says about them.
"Exquisite corpse (also known as "exquisite cadaver" or "rotating corpse") is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled, the result being known as the exquisite corpse or cadavre exquis in French. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. "The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun") or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed. The technique was invented by Surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called Consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. Surrealism principal founder André Breton reported that it started in fun, but became playful and eventually enriching. Breton said the diversion started about 1925, but Pierre Reverdy wrote that it started much earlier, at least before 1918.
In a variant now known as picture consequences, instead of sentences, portions of a person were drawn.
Later the game was adapted to drawing and collage, producing a result similar to children's books in which the pages were cut into thirds, the top third pages showing the head of a person or animal, the middle third the torso, and the bottom third the legs, with children having the ability to "mix and match" by turning pages. It has also been played by mailing a drawing or collage — in progressive stages of completion — to the players, and this variation is known as "exquisite corpse by airmail", or "mail art," depending on whether the game travels by airmail or not".

On Sunday I went to our rug hooking gathering. My rug is almost finished, I just have to finish the border, and bind it. The other amazing rug is by Katie Drake. It is huge, about 4' x 4'.

I wish all my weekends were filled with great art events!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi tara!
oh my gosh!
what a great weekend!
i love the collage drawings and your rug is absolutely amazing!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

That was a great weekend!! Love the drawings and the rug is coming out beautifully. I wish I had weekends to do art with a group of artists, that would be so much fun!!

lee said...

Oh what a great weekend, I wish I could celebrate birthdays like that. But who says I cant. The rug looks great.

art spirit said...

Love your rug! design and colors!!
What a great weekend...thanks for showing the art work!

Tara Ross Studios said...

Thanks everyone, I wish every weekend was like that!

Kim Carney said...

I was there too!
Love the rug.

oldblackcatboo said...

I'm so jealous!!!
Sounds like so much fun!

Tara Ross Studios said...

Yes, my friend Kim Carney came with me too,,,, I drag her to all the art events that I can!

Thanks oldbackcat!

WingingIt said...

oh yes i am in love with your artwork...thank you sooooo much!!!

celeste said...

i wishh all my weekends were art weekends too. we need to meet up more often.
i'm so sorry i missed the shower...i had every intention of going.