Saturday, September 19, 2009

Maid of the Mist

Wow-where does the time go? I've been absent for a few weeks, struggling with a few health issues that make it difficult for me to be on the computer much lately. I have however, been slowly creating some art, as time and my strength allow.

This is a piece I finished up recently for a Silent Auction and Gallery show that will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. The event is called True to Form, and is being hosted by The Columbus Center for Paper and Book Arts. Select artists were all given the blank paper mache' torso, and asked to create with it. I only got a peek at a few others the day I dropped mine off, but Wowza! This is going to be a great show!

I enjoyed using seashells I've picked up all over the world on the body, and a very special piece of driftwood from my grandmother's house for the base. Fluid Acrylics, colored pencils, and markers were used, as well as tulle, sand, beads and upholstery trim. Oh and as always- I couldn't resist the glitter!
If you are interested in seeing the show, the Opening Reception and Silent Auction is at European Papers on Oct 3 from 3-5 pm. ((539 E. Town Street- Carriage House- Columbus, Ohio 43215)) Visit for all the details. I understand that the show is going to be on display until January.


jackie said...

Oh Kari! This is lovely! You know I love all things with seashells! And tulle! You did a beautiful job on this and I know it will be a hit at the show! Congrats!

Judy Streger said...

How lovely and for such a good cause.

Joanne Huffman said...

If the others are as good as yours, it will be an incredible show. Maybe we can go at the December Retreat?

Kathy McElroy said...

This is just gorgeous. you are one talented lady.

Vicki said...

Tres Magnifique!!

dejavucreations said...

cool! how big are these torsos?