Friday, August 29, 2008

queen of hearts chunky page

queen of hearts chunky page
Originally uploaded by anongrrl

i'm trying something a little different for a chunky book swap over on atcsforall in a heart shaped chunky book swap. this is pushing the guidelines a bit, but we'll see if the cool factor overrides the 'follow directions better, nicci' factor.

the little paper and watercolor queen is 3.5 inches(ish) with long embellishment made of waxed thread, buttons, a charm that says 'believe', and some handmade paper beads.

all media are as follows: watercolor paper, ink, pen, tape, handmade paper beads, buttons, watercolor, waxed thread, charm & glue.

i'm working on 3 more of these queens and another little duel heart shaped painted one. will post more images as they're finished. =)

hmmm. i wonder if people would spring for these as one of a kind scrapbook embellishments or journal embellishments...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

exhibition - sept 4

Originally uploaded by anongrrl

come hang out with some cool people and rockin' art!

northern kentucky university
fine arts building
nunn drive
highland heights, kentucky

thurs sept 4, 2008.

i carry your heart with me

queen of hearts II
Originally uploaded by anongrrl

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

ee cummings

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

work, travel, and a little trifold promo love

left behind - detail
Originally uploaded by anongrrl

the image you see here is a detail of a piece called Left Behind, one of those new lil drawings i have been working on. it's a catalogue of snippets of thoughts, memories, and images that remind me of my father.

things are pretty quiet on this end. job apps, working in the studio, playing with the kitties and pup, a little web design, a little reading. staying up too late, thusly getting up late. glue, india ink, watercolor, tape, and pencils are my current media of choice. all on heavy paper coated in many, many layers of gesso.

no word yet on the fellowship. waiting, waiting.

i leave for a weekend in Paducah tomorrow morning. southeastern kentucky, beware.

in other news: the announcements/invite for the NKU Alumni show came in the mail today. 50 whopping tri-folds chock full of details cropped so close i can only tell who a few of the pieces belong to. my lil zines are right on the front cover. muah ah ah. so is my face, on the cover of one of said zines. amuse. i watch you!

i am sending some out postal mail, but mostly i'll be slapping down the e-invite in the blog(s) and email when it's sent to me.