In my last post I told a bit about using sheet music in my fine art – you can see more about that and a photo of work-in-progress here: https://sueclancy.com/2017/04/27/sheet-music-in-fine-art/
While I worked I thought of the music and musicians that I’m honored to know personally – those I get to hear in small places, like cafe’s and homes – where I get to be surrounded by their music, love and friendship…
And here is what the work-in-progress, many more layers of paper and all those thoughts has become:
I’ve titled it “Surround Sound” – it’s 8 x 10 inches – made with hand dyed papers, handmade paste paper and “found papers” (the sheet music my musician friend gave me).
Now it has to dry before I can varnish it and get it ready for exhibit.
I’ve been creating fine art towards a one-woman exhibit in June at Burnt Bridge Cellars, a winery in Vancouver WA. I’ve also been going to music events and cafe’s when I can. These kinds of events have been inspiring lots of the artwork I’ll have at the exhibit. You can see some of my sketch-work towards my exhibit in my book: “Dogs by Sue Clancy” https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Dogs-By-Sue-Clancy
Also a musician friend gave me some old sheet music. I’ve been using it in my mixed media cut paper collages along with my hand-dyed papers – and I intend to do so with this piece too…
Here’s what’s on my work table:
I’ve 2 different one-woman art exhibits already scheduled for 2017 – and already there’s discussion of another exhibit for 2018. So I’ve been taking walks to gather inspiration. Which means lots of sketchbook work, doodling and experimenting with pattern designs. Here’s a sketch I did along the River-walk in Vancouver…
Sue Clancy’s sketchbook page; ink and watercolor done on location as she walked.
Also in my sketchbook I did some ink and watercolor drawings of some of the fallen leaves during that same walk. You can see that sketch along with a pattern-design tile I was working on in this photo here:
Sue Clancy’s sketchbook page and a pattern design “tile” she was creating using cut handmade paper.
And here are photos of a pocket square, a scarf and a tote bag I created using my “Autumn Leaves” pattern design as part of my art apparel collection: http://shopvida.com/collections/sue-clancy
Pocket square with a design by Sue Clancy http://shopvida.com/collections/sue-clancy
Scarf with a design by Sue Clancy http://shopvida.com/collections/sue-clancy
Tote bag with a design by Sue Clancy http://shopvida.com/collections/sue-clancy
Now I’m thinking and re-thinking this overall-leaf motif and how it may relate to my paper-making techniques. I’m also plotting how to use this design – or variations on it – in future fine artworks.
Between now and the actual paper creation there will be more walks and more sketches of leaves (and probably other things). I saw some beautiful ginkgo tree’s downtown the other day…
Yes, this is a long-term project. But, don’t worry, there will be breaks for lunch.
Look what I found in the garden! Paper pattern ideas! I’m thinking dots… blue dots and white dots… for upcoming handmade paper adventures, I mean patterns, to be used in my fine art!