At long last, this reclusive artist enjoyed a week of more celebrating than creating! It began with a great Halloween party last Saturday night at Ro's, followed by a trip to Lakeview Cemetery with lunch in Little Italy, an artist reception for "The Skull & Skeleton in Art: Fold Art to Pop Culture" at the Gallery at Lakeland, and a final Halloween party at the historic Rider's Inn in Painesville last night. Add a couple art journaling classes and costume shopping to the mix, and I had quite a busy week!
It seems most of my creativity presented itself in photo taking and face painting this week. The first costume I wore was easy - pajamas over street clothes, fluffy slippers and a shower cap. I can say with certainty that I was the most comfortably dressed party goer that night!
What else could I have done for the Skull & Skeleton show at Lakeland?
It was time for a little zombie fun last night! I found a great tutorial on using white glue and toilet paper for zombie makeup, so I give it a try with Mod Podge. It worked great and was appropriately disgusting. I won 2nd place in the Rider's Inn costume contest for this gory look.
I was actually more pleased with the makeup job I did on Keith. I think we made a great looking couple!
The Skull & Skeleton Show
We had a great turnout for the reception, and there were lots of fabulous artworks on display. There was everything from ceramics, to soft sculpture, to jewelry and dioramas and everything in between. Here are a few of the pics from the reception. As always, clicking on the image will give you an enlarged view.
|The Dia de Los Muertos ofrenda created by students at Lakeland|
|Ceramic work by one of my favorite local artists, Mark Yasenchack|
|"Hell's Kitchen" acrylic painting by another local favorite, George Kocar|
|3 of my 5 contributions for the show. Acrylic paintings and mixed media|
|Art quilt by Jacquelyn Moravcik|
|Soft sculpture skelly by Mary Oesterman|
|I didn't get the artist's name on this large, fabulous painting|
|Medusa and Satan|
|Paloma Pilar Grasso, owner of Galeria Quetzal . He delivered a wonderful presentation on Dia de los Muertos|
|Mary Urbas, Lakeland Gallery Curator|
|I neglected to get this artist's name, but you had to see this amazing art book!|
So that was a snippet from my week. I'll be posting about our trip to Lakeview Cemetery later in the next few days. I hope you're all having some Halloween fun, and I hope you're finding some time to "Celebrate, LOVE, and Create!"