Wednesday, July 30, 2008

15 Drawing Days Left!

Closing in on the half-way mark, but if you are new to this blog and want to be part of our latest project, there's still time!
Scroll down for details. Here's the latest progress shots of our cut but not-yet-glued contributions. Thanks to Joe Leonard, Claire Cotts and Gary Amaro for some of the latest. And I've got some more names to add as soon as I print them out, hopefully tomorrow. And soon the Shrine structure itself will be staring in some progress shots. This last picture here is the little collaborative mock-up by Phyxx and MC and me.
(click to enlarge. Good shots to show how we start weaving the drawings and copies together.)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

1st Art Farm Gathering

(If you are new here and/or wish to see guidelines for contributing artwork to this project, scroll down to previous post)

Well, things are slowly ramping up here--had our first drawing party last Sunday (remember; drawing parties now every Wed. and Sunday from 2:00 on for next three weeks). Still haven't cut and glued in any new drawings-but here's a few shots.
Thanks MC and Phyxx and Lori and Thomas and Olivia! Also huge thanks to MJ Lindo (from Art Start). Where are the other awesome Art Starters? OK-you probably needed a week off.
above is Lori Almeida, MC, and me (Tony). Next to me is a smaller Art Farm piece still under way.
Lori's cool hand
After the drawing party.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

First Progress shots of "Fortuna"

I shot this a few nights shows our Fortuna outline and the first drawings (most on separate paper that hasn't been glued down yet)

For those that are new or past contributing artists, you can scroll down and read about the concept behind our new piece-"The Shrine of Fortuna". For those that wish to contribute their drawings (or more likely, good quality copies or scanned jpegs), we would LOVE to include your magic in our piece! Here's what we need: drawings that in any way relate to the theme of Fortune, Fate, Luck (both good or bad!) and Superstition. Drawings can be as small as several inches to 16 inches and generally we favor a good dark pencil or pen and ink, with a good outline (not too sketchy-we cut the drawings out and glue them down to our wood panels) Because we paint a portrait transparently over the varnished drawings, it's best if there isn't alot of solid black, but some shading is fine. If you check out the details from a past piece-"Headgames" on the post from March 2006 in the archives-- it may help you to visualize the kinds of drawings that we can use.

We'll also be collecting suggestions to write on our "Wheel of Fortune". Have a favorite fortune that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear about it, especially if it is thought or smile provoking.

Okay: to send us images (or fortunes)--you can e-mail (jpegs of 300dpi) to me (Tony) at:
-or you can send drawings or good quality xeroxes to: Art Farm Motel 211 Donald Street, Graton Calif 95444
Or stop on by-we should be around almost every day now--especially on Sundays and Wednesdays from 2:00 on for our drawing parties, where you can draw here with us or make copies from drawings or sketchbooks you bring. We're located in the 'lil town of Graton, three miles north and a bit west of Sebastopol. From hiway 116, go until you reach Graton rd., turn left and go until you come in to town. At the stop there (by the Underwood and Willowood restaurants) turn left on Eddison, go two blocks to another stop. Turn left again (on Donald) and we're the third house on the right--with the Art Farm painting on our garage door. The studio is in the back yard.
We cannot promise that all drawings will be used (but we'll try). If we do include your images, we want to list all contributors to Art Farm, so please include your name and city (and e-mail too, if possible, so we can tell you of future events for this and other Art Farm projects.)
Thanks to all past and future Art Farm contributors!
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